Doug Tallamy

January 9th, 2023 … via ZOOM

on his newest book Nature’s Best Hope

In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation.  Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.

Emily Carlson

February 6, 2023 … via ZOOM

Emily Carlson studies our native bees and what they need at OSU.  Her academic interest is how pesticide exposure differs between honey bees and native bees with varying landscape context.

Tamara Paulet

March 6, 2023, in person

Tamara worked at Joy Creek Nursery, and now she is the author of  Chickadee Gardens blog.   She gardens on two acres in northwest Oregon with an emphasis on native plants and sustainability.

Tamara’s talk will be about building a sustainable landscape with natives and cool drought tolerant plants.

native plants NW

Joyce Eberhart and Dan Luoma

April 3, 2023, in person

A look at native plants through the seasons. Also Esther McAvoy will bring some native plants from her nursery.