Our GNPS 2021 Symposium event will be virtual! To make the event more manageable, it will be spread across two days in 2-hour programs each day and each session will be recorded for future playback. GNPS is partnering with Georgia Audubon to present this program. The cost for GNPS and Georgia Audubon members is $5 per day ($10 total across the two days); the cost for non-members is $10 per day. You can register here. Note: Georgia Audubon is handling registration; when you get there, dismiss the pop-up (do not use your GNPS login) and register as a guest but indicate you are a GNPS member.
The focus this year of the GNPS 2021 Symposium is understanding the critical relationships that Georgia native plants and habitat have with Georgia’s native wildlife. From woodlands, to wetlands, to grasslands … Georgia’s insects, birds, and critters of all types depend on their relationships with native plants and places. These relationships include the food that wildlife eat (pollen, nectar, foliage, fruits), the ecosystems that native plants create, and the habitat that they foster. While non-native plants may contribute in part, the regionally appropriate native plants contribute far more in the space that they reside, allowing us to give back to Georgia wildlife substantially in our landscapes.
Saturday, February 27:
10:00 AM ET: Patrick McMillan: “Creating a Garden for Life: Embracing the Intersections of Life in Your Landscape”
11:00 AM ET: Jim Ozier: “Wildlife Habitat Values of Georgia’s Native Woodland Plants”
Sunday, February 28:
1:00 PM ET: Malcolm Hodges: “The Importance of Native Grasslands to Georgia’s Biodiversity”
2:00 PM ET: Giff Beaton: “Wetlands: Hydric Powerhouses”