Webinar Recordings - Becky Laboy

Becky Laboy We are happy to have three webinar recordings from Becky Laboy.

Becky Laboy is the Education Outreach Specialist at the Ocean County Soil Conservation District and volunteers her time as co-leader for the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey

Becky Laboy holds an MA in Education, a BS in Biology, and has over 20 years of experience as an Educator. In addition to her Soil Conservation position, Becky is an adjunct professor for Kean University, as well as the Instructor for the Barnegat Bay Master Naturalist course. She also leads birding and plant tours for Wells Mills County Park in Ocean County, NJ. She is co-author of "The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature", published by Brooklyn Botanic Garden. When not teaching about soil conservation, botanizing, or leading people on outdoor adventures, Becky can usually be found behind a pair of binoculars as an avid and devoted birder. She enjoys landscaping her own yard to attract and support birds, and strives to inspire others to make small but positive changes in home landscaping practices that benefit both wildlife and humans.

"Unique Plants and Wildflowers of Barrens and Bogs" was presented as a NPSNJ webinar on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:30PM  

The New Jersey Pine Barrens is a unique ecosystem that supports a diversity of plant life. Harsh and contrasting conditions, including dry sandy plains and saturated anaerobic bogs, offer challenges to plants that require specific adaptations for survival. Nature has responded with an array of beautiful and "clever" wildflowers, many rare, and some found in few other places on earth Join Becky Laboy, co-leader of the Jersey Shore Chapter, and explore New Jersey's International Biosphere Reserve.  

"Meet and explore Jersey Friendly Yards. Learn how to attract and sustain natural habitat for bees, butterflies and birds!" was presented as a NPSNJ webinar on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM  

Explore the Jersey-Friendly Yards website, including its tools and resources that you can use to create a "Jersey-Friendly Yard". Learn the importance of a healthy foundation of soil, water conservation, and how to attract pollinators, birds and wildlife to your yard using native plants. 

"Wildlife Friendly Native Shrubs and Trees for Your Backyard " was presented as a NPSNJ webinar on Wednesday August 12 at 7:00 PM  

Trees and shrubs are a necessary component of a wildlife-friendly yard. Together with your flowering perennials, they offer habitat in the form of nesting places, cover and food for birds, mammals and pollinators. We will explore some native trees and shrubs you can add to your New Jersey backyard, and discuss how they support the web of life.  

"Don't Treat your Soil Like Dirt! " was presented as a NPSNJ Southeast Chapter webinar on July 24 at 7:00 PM  

Soil is one of the most important components of your garden, but possibly the least understood. We will explore the chemical, physical and biological processes of soil and how they work together to create a healthy founda