Wesselman Nature Society teaches young gardeners

Wesselman Nature Society celebrated National Gardening Day
Published: Apr. 14, 2019 at 10:12 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Spring has sprung and that means gardening season is here.

A group of children at Wesselman Nature Society on Sunday got a few tips on how to make their summer garden the best that it can be.

It is called the junior Master Wildlife Gardener program. Each week the children learn something new and make something new that they can put in their gardens. On Sunday, they made lizard lairs, homes for toads, and learned about why bats and other animals can be a good asset to have around your garden.

Director of Environmental Education Gena Garrett says it is important that the next generation continues what those before have started.

“They’re in charge you know, so whenever you are done gardening, they are going to be the next ones coming up. So I think the lessons of don’t squish bugs and dont chase bats away and to make space in your garden for your animals is important because a lot of us grew up thinking that you didn’t want animals in the garden at all because they’ll eat your stuff. Now we are learning there is enough to go around, everyone can have some," said Garrett.

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