Farewell to Our Phenology Hero!

Dan discussing tree removal for a program in Secrest Arboretum in 2006. Harvested trees were used to build the Discovery Pavilion, funded by Dan Herms and David Nielsen.

You may have heard that Dan Herms (our amazing Pheerless (Peerless!)-Phenology-Leader) is leaving OSU at the end of September. Dan has accepted a fantastic position leading a major research program beginning in 2018.

For twenty years, I have had the pleasure of learning from and working with Dan on many projects, including our Phenology Garden Network. The first time I met Dan (I invited him to speak at a program at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron), I was pregnant with my son Ian, who is now a sophomore at OSU. How time flies!

I know that many of our cooperators know and respect Dan and would like to wish him the best as he moves on from OSU. Please send Dan a card or e-mail with a memory or something you’ve learned from him over the years. Mail to:

Dan Herms, Department of Entomology

1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691

Or e-mail: herms.2@osu.edu

And, y’all better send me a little love the next time you see me, because I’ll be missing my friend Dan!

Dan Herms inspects common milkweed for monarch larvae, 2006.