on local Ohio plant life. Each Saturday in March, a local professional will gift on a topic referring to local flora. Free seed packets of local flora may be to be had at every presentation, while resources closing. Registration is asked, but not required for these events.
• March 2, 2-4 p.M. — “Milkweed and Monarchs” presented by way of Caleb Shields
Learn about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and how they use Milkweed as a bunch plant.
Shields is a non-public lands biologist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife. He meets with landowners who are interested in completing habitat improvement tasks. He makes guidelines for flora and fauna management plans, prairie and pollinator habitat establishment, tree plantings and wetland production.
• March nine, 2-four p.M. — “Rain Gardens: Pretty with a Purpose” provided by Linda Raterman
Information on rain gardens, stormwater management, and water high-quality practices can be shared. Rain gardens no longer simplest reduce issues associated with flooding and drainage, but they can also enhance the splendor of person yards and groups.
Raterman has labored for the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District for the reason that 2000. She teaches all ages about topics consisting of how soils form, forestry, agriculture, and concrete draining troubles.
• March sixteen, 2-4 p.M. — “If You Plant It, They Will Come” provided with the aid of Chris Kline
Hear about the gardening strategies that Butterfly Ridge has used to triple its butterfly population in four years.
Kline is the director of Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center in Rockbridge, Ohio. He and his spouse have transformed 21 acres of fields and forests into butterfly-friendly habitats. Chris has authored several books consisting of “A Field Guide to Tropical Butterflies of American Conservatories,” “Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants,” “Butterfly Rider,” “Moths of Butterfly Ridge,” and the Tony Spencer thriller collection. He could be available after the presentation to signal and sell his books.
• March 23, 2-four p.M. — “Why Native Plants are Important and How to Replace Invasive Plants” provided with the aid of Ron Corbett
Learn the cost of native flora over non-local plant life. Suggestions might be furnished for changing non-local plants.
Corbett is the proprietor of Native Ohio Plants, LLC, out of doors of Tipp City. He has a passion for ecology, specifically the relationship between native flowers and flora and fauna that depend upon them. He has a six-acre parcel of land on which he has changed non-native vegetation with local forest and prairie wildflowers, shrubs and timber. He has been promoting native plants seeing that 2008.
• March 30, 2-4 p.M. — “The World of Native Plants + Birds” provided through Tom Hissong
Hear about the captivating relationships among native flowers and birds. A special dialogue will awareness on using local vegetation to beautify our home landscapes for birds.
Hissong is famous all through the Dayton location for his know-how as an ornithology instructor. He has worked as an Environmental Educator inside the Dayton, Ohio area for nearly forty one years. He retired from his role as the Education Manager on the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm north of Dayton in March of 2017.