The Weedpicker has been on the road, but I have returned home and I am currently catching up on projects and programs coming up this Spring. This coming week I will be discussing Monarchs and their Flight for Life at the Garden Club Ohio State Convention. I am looking forward to seeing many of of my gardening friends at Deer Creek State Park Lodge on Tuesday.
|Monarchs at Whiskey Island - Cleveland, Ohio
photo by Chuck Slusarczyk, Jr.
The plight of the migratory Monarch is a topic that has been foremost on my mind since last fall's Cleveland Museum Of Natural History Conservation Symposium. We need to pay close attention to Monarchs, "Canaries in the Cornfield" as Dr. Lincoln Brower describes them. They might be trying to tell us about the cost of easy agricultural fixes with herbicides and pesticides. There could be substantial hidden costs, and that bill looks as though it is coming due.
April 6th, Lowe Volke Park near Galion, Ohio we will have an open-to-the-public program on Native Plants Add Drama sponsored by the Earth, Wind & Flowers Garden Club. We will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will come out and join the group for a friendly evening !
EARTH DAY! What better day to talk about land preservation and nature preservation? Come out ad join us in North West Ohio at the W.W. Knight Preserve. all the detail are on the flier above.
And if you are in Northern/Mid-Ohio come see the Rocky River Watershed Council's event.
What's the buzz? (Tell me what's happening?)
This will be a sneak preview of my program for the Mid-West Native Plant Conference in Dayton this July.
There are so many good organizations working throughout Ohio to promote natural areas and people connecting with nature. Come out and join us for an educational evening!