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Native Plants and Every Gardener's Role in Fostering Biodiversity

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Feb 11 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Tending Nature

Native Plants and Every Gardener’s Role in Fostering Biodiversity

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This 6-session webinar series will focus on the ecological roles of native plants and some of the creatures that depend on them. We’ll meet virtually at 10AM EASTERN each Friday for 6 weeks from January 7th through February 11th.

Check back for speaker links, resources and recordings (when available).

January 7th

Mary Gardiner, The Ohio State University professor and author

Beneficial Insect Biodiversity: What It Is and Why It Matters


January 14th

Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware professor and author

Bringing Nature Home: The Importance of Native Plants


January 21st

Lisa Olsen, Wild Ones

Cultivating a Community of Support for Native Plants


January 28th

Bryan Danforth, Cornell University professor and author

Host-plant Specialist Bees – Biology, Biodiversity, and Conserving Them in Your Backyard


February 4th

Heather Holm, Biologist and author

Bumble Bee Banquet: Selecting Native Plants for Bumble Bees


February 11th

Debra Knapke, Garden designer and author

Native Plants in My Garden? Absolutely!