OSU Webinar Series: Tending Nature


Tending Nature: Native Plants and Every Gardener’s Role in Fostering Biodiversity

Fridays at 10AM EASTERN for 6 weeks from January 7th through February 11th

Mary Gardiner, Doug Tallamy, Lisa Olsen, Bryan Danforth, Heather Holm and Debra Knapke

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Suggested readings, papers and resources can be found on the Learn With Us tab.

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

Mary Gardiner: author and professor, The Ohio State University

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

Doug Tallamy: author and professor, The University of Delaware

1/21 Cultivating a Community of Support for Native Plants

Lisa Olsen: Wild Ones:Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

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

Bryan Danforth: author and professor, Cornell University

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

Heather Holm: author and biologist

2/11 Native Plants in My Garden? Absolutely!

Debra Knapke: author and garden designer

Tending Nature is 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.

This event is not sponsored by NOWO, but we wanted to share events happening in the area with a similar mission.