Tending Nature: a new webinar series on native plants and biodiversity

Native Plants and Every Gardener’s Role in Fostering Biodiversity

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Tending Nature registration is now open! This new 6-session webinar speaker series focused on the ecological roles of native plants and some of the creatures that depend on them. We’ll meet virtually each Friday for 6 weeks from January 7th through February 11th.

All sessions are on Fridays at 10AM EASTERN and will last for approximately 60 minutes plus questions. Join live sessions or connect to webinar recordings. This series and all of our webinar offerings are free.

1/7 Mary Gardiner: Beneficial Insect Biodiversity: What It Is and Why It Matters

1/14 Doug Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home: The Importance of Native Plants

1/21 Lisa Olsen: Cultivating a Community of Support for Native Plants

1/28 Bryan Danforth: Host-plant Specialist Bees – Biology, Biodiversity, and Conserving Them in Your Backyard

2/4 Heather Holm: Bumble Bee Banquet: Selecting Native Plants for Bumble Bees

2/11 Debra Knapke: Native Plants in My Garden? Absolutely!

Sponsored by the OSU Department of Entomology and The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens and is funded in part by a USDA/NIFA Integrated Pest Management Pollinator Health grant.

Coordinated by Denise Ellsworth, OSU Department of Entomology. Questions? contact Denise at ellsworth.2@osu.edu

Register once to attend any/all sessions. The same link will allow you to join each webinar.

This event will be presented with automated closed captions. If you wish to request traditional CART services or other accommodations, please contact Denise Ellsworth at ellsworth.2@osu.edu. Requests made by will 12/31/21 generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Find all of our recorded webinars here.

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