Upstate Annual Meeting: Doug Tallamy Special Speaker

September 21st, 6:30 pm
Upstate Annual Meeting: Nature’s Best Hope 

Douglas Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. His sequel to Bringing Nature Home is Nature’s Best Hope.His presentation to the SCNPS in September 2021 will be based on this book in which he outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Douglas Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He has taught courses in insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, humans and nature, and insect ecology.

Please note: Our Zoom account has a maximum of 100 attendees.  In order to share Doug Tallamy’s talk with a wider audience, we will begin live broadcasting this meeting to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCNPS/) at 7:00 pm.  We also plan to record this talk for those who would like to watch it later.  If you are NOT a member of the Upstate chapter of the SCNPS, please plan to participate in this event via Facebook.  Thank you!

                                 Join the meeting at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86538607784?pwd=QVcxSGQ4UzlQUFlrbTNvanFrQ0k5Zz09

Meeting ID: 865 3860 7784
Passcode: 114231

The zoom meeting will open at 6:30 for socializing.  At 7pm there will be a short business meeting followed by Dr. Tallamy’s talk.

July 20 Going Native to Attract Beneficials

Upstate Program:  Going Native to Attract Beneficials

Join the Upstate Chapter on Tuesday, July 20, at 7pm for a timely presentation on attracting beneficial insects.  Drew Jeffers, our presenter, is a Spartanburg County Extension agent.

The Zoom link is: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84388373145?pwd=c3JxUDVFUERhWlhSVEJ5MDBoRGM2QT09

 

Meeting ID: 843 8837 3145

Passcode: 725876

Join the virtual gathering at 6:30 pm for socializing.  The meeting will start at 7:00 pm hosted by Dan Whitten.

 

Jeffers has wide ranging experience.  He says, “I am a native of the mountains of eastern Tennessee. I have a B.S. in Agriculture and Plant and Soil Science, and M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee. My thesis project focused on woody tree and shrub liner production. I have worked as an herbaceous perennial grower for Zelenka Nurseries, a production manager for Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery, a bedding plant grower for Van Wingerden International, and an Integrated Pest Management(IPM)coordinator for Costa Farms – Costa Carolina.

Chat with your fellow SCNPS members and learn how to draw more beneficial insects into your landscape.