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Landscaping seminar to focus on coyotes, gardening

The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee will host its 20th annual Natural Landscaping Seminar Saturday at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.

Highlighting the event will be a discussion by Chris Anchor, Cook County Forest Preserve District biologist, who will present Coyotes: Learn the Facts, and Dispel the Myths.

Also speaking will be native plant expert and gardening personality Neil Diboll, who will present Landscaping with Native Plants for Birds, Butterflies, and People.

Research scientist Jim Nardi from the University of Illinois Department of Entomology will also discuss soil during The World Beneath our Feet.

The seminar will culminate with 100 Natural Yards: Bringing Nature Home to McHenry County, which will be followed by a panel discussion of the event speakers.

Continuing Professional Development Units will be granted for educators attending the program.

The seminar will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the conference center, located at 8900 Northwest Highway. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and includes lunch.

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