David Mizejewski — Media personality & naturalist with National Wildlife Federation

David MizejewskiDavid Mizejewski has been fascinated by our natural world for as long as he can remember. He holds a degree in Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University and is an expert on wildlife, our environment and green lifestyles. David is a media personality, author, blogger and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He hosted and co-produced Backyard Habitat on Animal Planet, a television series airing from 2005-2008 that showed people how to transform their yards and gardens into thriving habitats for birds and other local wildlife. He blogs about the animal oddities for Animal Planet and Huffington Post and contributes to NWF’s blog Wildlife Promise. David makes monthly appearances on NBC’s Today Show and has been a regular guest on Conan, Chelsea Lately, The Wendy Williams Show, Access Hollywood Live, The Martha Stewart Show, and ABC’s Good Morning America. He has participated as a wildlife expert in the press events for the films Where the Wild Things Are and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole. David also does numerous radio appearances and has been a guest on NPR’s Science Friday, Marketplace, and All Things Considered, Martha Stewart and Rosie O’Donnell Sirius Radio shows. David is the author of Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife (Creative Homeowner, 2004) and winner of the 2005 Publisher’s Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award. He is also a contributor to Gardening How-To magazine, published by the National Home Gardening Club, and a Contributing Editor to Birds and Blooms magazine.
Follow David online at:
Website: www.nwf.org/naturegeek
Facebook page name: www.facebook.com/dmizejewski
Twitter name: www.twitter.com/dmizejewski
YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9881584645E72381

Go Wild!
Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife
Thurs, Feb 6 at 1:15 pm / Hood Room

One of the joys of gardening is creating a beautiful, natural space that you, your family and the local birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife can enjoy. Join author, blogger and media personality and National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski for a fun and informative talk on creating wildlife-friendly gardens. David will go through each of the four components of habitat – food, water, shelter and places to raise young – explaining each and sharing tips, ideas and projects that participants can implement in their own gardens. David will talk about how to observe and enjoy wildlife and also how to avoid critter-conflicts at the same time.  He’ll talk about the role of native plants in the garden and why wildlife depend upon them, and offer tips on water conservation, organic gardening, controlling invasive exotic species and other sustainable gardening practices. Finally, David will show you how you can have your garden recognized as an official “Certified Wildlife Habitat” and how you can help the National Wildlife Federation reach others in the Pacific Northwest and teach them about wildlife-friendly gardening.

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Here’s what people are saying about David:

David is such a charming speaker and puts the ideas of gardening for wildlife across vey well. The audience was very involved in his talk and interested in what they could do.



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