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
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.
We hope to see you at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster!