This page is a collection of educational materials to promote and educate the public on environmentally friendly, sound landscaping principles that aim to preserve biodiversity through preserving, restoring, and establishing native plant communities.
Tony is well-known in local botanical groups as an expert on our regional flora and an international expert on Cyperaceae (sedges), particularly emphasizing the genus Carex. He co-authored the Field Manual of Michigan Flora (https://michiganflora.net/ ) and is a leading authority on plants across the Great Lakes region. He routinely shares his expertise about our native flora as a member of Washtenaw County’s Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee as well as through his work with the Huron Valley Chapter of the Michigan Botanical Club and the Great Lakes Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Robert E. Grese, FASLA, FCELA Professor Emeritus of Environment and Sustainability.
From October 14th, 2022 thru November 11th, 2022, the Ohio State University Bee Lab hosted a series of online classes for all those interested in planting some pollinator habitat. It was a great lineup of speakers and a good opportunity to learn, especially if you’re a beginner. The recordings for those webinars are available using the link above.
Invasive, Non-Native, or Naturalized?
In this article, the Huron River Watershed Council discusses the “10% rule” as it applies to non-natives and invasive and naturalized plants. And this spring as you fill in empty spaces with new plants, the HRWC also encourages everyone to study what is already growing in your space, what you are planning to plant, and what their expected relationship will be between the new plants and what is already there.