Chipotle “Chips In” to Support the GSC

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Make dinner a selfless act by joining Chipotle Mexican Grill for a fundraiser to support the Greensboro Science Center. Stop in for dinner at Chipotle on Westover Terrace and Battleground Ave. on Tuesday, November 19th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and bring this flyer*, show it on your smartphone or just tell the cashier and they’ll donate 50% of the proceeds to the GSC’s Animal Enrichment Fund.

The GSC’s Animal Enrichment Program has been carefully crafted by zookeepers to enhance animals’ lives by providing objects designed to increase their natural behavior, such as digging, foraging and problem solving. As the GSC’s animal collection continues to grow, the organization is seeking funds to purchase additional enrichment objects that will continue to provide the highest quality of life possible for each animal.

*Flyer is available for download at greensboroscience.org/events

Food For Wildlife

May is Gardening for Wildlife Month and one easy way to support wildlife in your backyard is by providing a food source.

The National Wildlife Federation recommends planting native plants around your yard. Since native plants, trees and shrubs are already adapted to our local climate, they don’t require much maintenance and are already a known food source for local wildlife. They provide nectar, seeds, fruits and nuts for wildlife. They can also attract native insects, which is good news for birds and other insect-eaters!

Food For Wildlife - Berries!

Food For Wildlife – Berries!

North Carolina State University’s Cooperative Extension is a great resource for finding local plant life that will attract the animals or insects you desire. Insert your garden’s parameters into their online database and select details about what you wish to attract, such as the season fruit or seeds will be available, when the plant will bloom or what value it will have for wildlife, such as providing food, cover or a host for butterfly larvae.

Birdfeeders in Animal Discovery Zoo

Birdfeeders in Animal Discovery Zoo

If you don’t have room for a large garden or are looking to provide food when your garden isn’t in bloom, the National Wildlife Federation suggests adding feeders for birds, hummingbirds, squirrels and butterflies that will help supplement native food sources.

Following these simple steps is an easy way to make your yard a haven for all kinds of animals. Happy gardening!