Tin Mountain to present 'Native Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife'

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ALBANY — Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be presenting nature program "Native Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife" on Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m. at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany with Nels Liljedahl, N.H. District Conservationist, and Debra Marnich, soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Participants will learn about New Hampshire's beautiful native plants, tips on how to plan your landscape, or where to purchase native plants come. Driving through town on a spring day, you are likely to see flower gardens and landscapes filled with leaves, berries and blooms of exotic plants from all over the world. Although aesthetically pleasing, many of these plants become invasive, taking over the natural plant habitats for surrounding wildlife. Imagine instead your own yard as a lush green landscape speckled with brilliant native wildflowers, shrubs and trees

Debra Marnich holds a bachelor of science in zoology and an master's of science in forestry from Southern Illinois University. She has worked as a soil conservationist for NRCS for 13 years assisting private landowners with utilization of Federal Cost share programs in planning and executing conservation practices on their properties.

For more information, call (603) 447-6991 or visit www.tinmountain.org.