Illinois Audubon requests landscaping tips

IAS idea example

IAS idea example

From Kathy Wright

The quarterly Illinois Audubon Society (IAS) magazine is adding a new feature and is looking for volunteers to write 25-word, seasonally-appropriate landscaping tips.

The magazine editor, Kathy Wright, provided these basic guidelines:

  • Submit approximately 25 words/tip.
  • Tips may be edited by technical experts and the IAS editor.
  • Consider seasonality, as magazine is quarterly – spring, summer, fall, winter – and we would like the tip to tie to the season of publication.
  • Authors need to provide a high-quality image or ask that we find a source.
  • Include name and affiliation with submission.
  • If author is not an IAS member, include mailing address and we will send a copy of the publication when tip is printed.
  • Understand that tips may appear on the IAS website to further enhance the concept of using native plants in landscaping and benefits to Illinois wildlife.

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2 thoughts on “Illinois Audubon requests landscaping tips

  1. This is awesome. I went on a couple of birding field trips with the IAS in 2015 and talked with some of their folks about the our native plant education efforts in the St Louis area. They have a bird and butterfly backyard certification program but were wanting to do more on the education side, looks like they are taking a step forward!

  2. These tips are great – short and sweet. I have been spreading the word about not clearing hollow plant stems until the following year because bees may be hibernating inside. I had never heard of that before until Kathy Bildner mentioned it.

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