Conservation Dinner Series: David Mizejewski of National Wildlife Federation joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about monarch butterflies. The conservation dinner series is complementary to all dinner guests. If you’d do not have a dinner reservation and would like to join, please book here. The conservation dinner series is sponsored by the Safari West Wildlife Foundation (SWWF).
Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife
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 National Wildlife Federation naturalist and NatGeo WILD host David Mizejewski for a fun and informative talk on creating wildlife-friendly gardens.
David will cover each of the four components of habitat – food, water, shelter and places to raise young – explaining each and sharing tips, ideas, and projects that you can implement in your own garden. He’ll talk about the role of native plants in the garden and why wildlife depends upon them.
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.
About David Mizejewski
David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation and NatGeo WILD host. He holds a degree in Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University and is an expert on restoring wildlife habitat by creating wildlife-friendly gardens.
David works to promote the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program, which encourages people to plant native plants, to garden naturally, and to Certify their yards and gardens as wildlife habitats.
He is the author of the how-to book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, which won the Publisher’s Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award. He has also contributed to Birds and Blooms and Garden How-To magazine and Huffington Post.
In addition to appearing on NatGeo WILD, David also hosted Backyard Habitat on Animal Planet, a series that showed people how to create wildlife-friendly gardens. He regularly appears on the Today Show, Conan O’Brien, CNN, HGTV, The Wendy Williams Show, Weather Channel, Inside Edition and NPR.
Originally from New Jersey, David now lives in Washington, DC. He is dedicated to using his knowledge and his enthusiasm to help others understand and protect wildlife.