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Chapter Meeting & Symposium in Douglas, GA

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bees, Butterflies and Beyond Symposium III

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
at Vincent Gardens Wildlife Habitat in Douglas, GeorgiaPresented in partnership with:  Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Georgia Native Plant Society Coastal Plain Chapter, Department of Natural Resources, University of Georgia, and Vincent GardensRegistration fee per person: $30 includes BBQ lunch
Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Register early, limited seating available!

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30          Early Bird Plant Sale
8:30 – 9:00          Arrive and Check In
9:00 – 9:15          Welcome Address and Announcements – Donna Vincent
9:15 – 9:45          GNPS Coastal Plain Chapter meeting – Amy Heidt, President
Wildlife Habitat Walk About – Donna Vincent, Vincent Gardens
9:45 – 10:15        1st Speaker – Annette Wise – Rosalynn Cater Butterfly Trail
10:30 – 11:00       2nd Speaker – Noah McCoard – Backyard Wildlife – Birds
11:15 – 12:00       3rd Speaker – Katherine Melcher – Edible Landscaping with Natives
12:00 – 1:00         BBQ Lunch
1:00 – 1:45           Breakout Sessions I
All participants will pre-register for 2 sessions selecting a first, second and alternate third choice.
  1. Propagating from cuttings – Step by step instructions; each participant will leave with several starter cuttings of nectar plants – Donna Vincent
  2. Cast Stone Pollinator Waterer, Make and Take Home – Amy Hedit and Karan Rawlins, GNPS Coastal Plains Chapter
  3. How to establish a native wildflower plot – Dr. Jason M Schmidt PhD

1:45 – 2:30           Breakout Sessions II

  1. Propagating from cuttings – Step by step instructions; each participant will leave with several starter cuttings of nectar plants – Annette Wise
  2. Cast Stone Pollinator Waterer, Make and Take Home – Amy Hedit and Karan Rawlins, GNPS Coastal Plains Chapter
  3. How to establish a native wildflower plot – Dr. Jason M Schmidt PhD
2:30 – 3:00         Door Prizes and Closing – Donna Vincent
3:00 – 4:00         Plant Sale

 

2017 Presenters

Dr. Jason M Schmidt PhD Originally from CO, Jason joined the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia in January of 2015. With a background in predator-prey interactions in soybean and corn systems, he studies a variety of impacts of the environment on promoting biological control. His work is focused on biological control in many cropping systems and is currently working on funded research projects to promote biological control in agricultural landscapes. One aspect of this is through the provisioning of beneficial insect populations using wildflowers to help protect biocontrol species and pollinators.

Annette Wise is founder of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. Gardens on the trail span from Plains, Georgia across the United States, Canada, and Japan.

Noah McCoard is a wildlife Biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Private Lands Program. Noah earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Shawnee State University in 2005 and his Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Marshall University in 2008. Noah has been working with wildlife for over ten years and with private landowners in Georgia for the past three years. Noah serves southeastern Georgia providing technical assistance to anyone seeking advice for wildlife habitat management.

Katherine Melcher is an associate professor at the University of Georgia and a licensed landscape architect. Her research and practice interests lie in community-built places and participatory design – exploring methods for empowering people to create their own landscapes and environments.

Karan Rawlins is Invasive Species Coordinator for the Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia in Tifton. Rawlins earned a MS from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Amy Heidt is president of the Coastal Plain Chapter, GNPS and has been working with native plants and native plant habitats for 15 years.

Donna Vincent  is owner of Vincent Gardens in Douglas, Georgia. Donna has one of the few native plant nurseries in Georgia providing nectar and host plants for pollinators.  See Donna’s recent video!

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Date:
October 21, 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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