2018 Phenology Garden Network update on May 8th: time to register!

It’s time to register for our spring update!

What: 2018 OSU Phenology Garden Network Update

When: May 8, 2018, 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Where: Miller Pavillion, Secrest Arboretum

Who: All Network cooperators (volunteer data collectors) are invited to attend, new and experienced alike.

Topics for the day:

  • Network data collection: Collaboration with The Great Sunflower Project for pollinator visitation data!
  • Using the Ohio Bee Atlas on iNaturalist
  • Phenology/Pollinator demonstration gardens: plants, signage and partnerships
  • Favorite native Ohio perennials
  • The Ohio Pollinator Advocate certification
  • An arboretum walk with Paul Snyder and new Secrest coordinator Jason Veil (for experienced cooperators), or
  • Intro to phenology, bee phenology and ID refresher (for new or newer cooperators)

What you’ll get: besides a chance to learn and network with fellow phenology fans, everyone will go home with seeds to grow and watch (‘Lemon Queen’ sunflowers), a native perennial plug for your own garden, and a copy of “Bees of the Great Lakes region and wildflowers to support them” from MSU Extension, as a thank you for your phenology work (limited to 100 registrants). If there’re done in time, you’ll also get a set (25 copies) of the new Common Wasps of Ohio ID card.

What your garden could get: A flat of 32 native perennials to enhance the pollinator visitation of your network garden site (monitoring optional), as well as pollinator signage for some sites.

What to bring: Your lunch! We’ll have coffee and morning refreshments, but we ask that you bring your lunch. We have access to a refrigerator if needed.

What else? No fee to attend, but please register here so we can plan accordingly.

We hope to see you at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster!


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