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Thank you for making Keyport GardenWalk 2019 a success! We loved hosting you!

Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, Jane Hurwitz's talk will provide ideas about protecting the entire life cycle of butterflies that visit our gardens, plant selection, and creative ideas on how to make our yards and gardens an oasis for butterflies and other creatures.

Jane Hurwitz, the editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association, shares her illustrated lecture and expertise followed by a Q&A session. ​

Monarch Tithonia, photograph by Jane Hurwitz

Backyard birds provide an added element of color, movement and sound to your yard.  Learn about the various birds that visit your back yard (seasonally and year-round), as well as various ways to attract them.  The program will discuss feeders, houses, etc that you can use to attract birds, as well as native plants that will help create a backyard wildlife habitat naturally.

2019 GardenTalks

Keyport Borough Hall  70 West Front Street, Keyport NJ 07735

Saturday June 1, 9:30 am

"Butterfly Gardening"

Jane Hurwitz

Editor, Butterfly Gardener magazine
Author, Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide​ 

Sunday June 2, 9:30 am
" Attracting Spring & Summer Birds to Your Back Yard"

David Saidnawey

Wild Birds Unlimited 
The GardenTalks are free, but since seating is limited we ask you to please pre-register by  emailing

Please indicate which GardenTalk you would like to attend.  

Complimentary coffee/nibbles starting at 9:00am! 

David Saidnawey is the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, located at 844 Route 35 (next to Stop & Shop), Middletown, NJ 07748.  The store has been in business since August 2003.  

David has been an avid lover of birds and nature for over 20 years, and is a Certified Birdfeeding Specialist with Wild Birds Unlimited.  The store is part of the largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events.  You can learn more about David’s store by visiting his website at

The site includes wonderful links and information!

​​​​Sunday, June 2nd 9:30am

Attracting Spring & Summer Birds to Your Back Yard

David Saidnawey

Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited

Middletown NJ

David Saidnawey, Owner

Wild Birds Unlimited Middletown NJ

Jane Hurwitz, former director, North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program

Don't miss the GardenTalks!

​Coffee and nibbles at 9 am each day; talks at 9:30. 

​We are honored to welcome these terrific speakers!

Saturday, June 1st 9:30am

Butterfly Gardening

Jane Hurwitz

Editor, Butterfly Gardener magazine

​Author, Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide​ 

Signed copies of her book, Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide will be available. This recently released book from Princeton University Press is a must-have guide featuring detailed plant suggestions as well as informative interviews with expert butterfly gardeners from across the United States.