Third Thursday Lectures


Connecting Land and Sky with Tykee James (May 19, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Learn more about Amplify the Future, Freedom Birders and Birders Fund
Podcasts hosted by Tykee James: On Word for Wildlife and Brothers in Birding
See Tykee in Philly on May 28 at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Check out Tykee’s upcoming speaking events and programs

2022 Black Birders Week (May 29 – June 4)
Tykee’s favorite podcast: Always Be Birdin’
Tykee’s favorite birding apps: eBird, Merlin, Audubon, Sibley
Find native plants in your area and learn how they attract birds



Becoming a Placemaker with Christie Purifoy (April 21, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Christie Purifoy’s website
The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith (book recommendation)
Hillbrook Collections (source for Christie’s garden house & finial)

Social Media:
Instagram: @christiepurifoy @maplehurstgardens
Facebook: @christiepurifoywriter



Let it Be an Oak with Doug Tallamy (March 17, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Homegrown National Park website
Native Plant Finder



Native Ornamentals and Edible Plants with Allyson Levy & Scott Serrano (Feb. 17, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)
Native Edibles & Ornamental Plants List (Web)
Native Edibles & Ornamental Plants List (PDF)
Jenkins Plant List – Collections and Garden Shop Availability (PDF)

Additional Resources:
Hortus Arboretum and Gardens website
Cold Hardy Fruits and Nuts book

Sources Mentioned:
2022 Dunstan Chestnut Availability at Walmart



Putting Plants to Work with Jeff Lorenz (January 20, 2022)

Putting Plants to Work Plant List (PDF)
Refugia Design/Build website

Additional Resources:
North Creek Nurseries Rain Garden Planting Guide (PDF)
North Creek Nurseries Urban Stormwater Systems (PDF)

Sources Mentioned:
North Creek Nurseries
Prairie Nursery
Prairie Moon Nursery
Redbud Native Plant Nursery
Uhler’s Seedsmen (no-mow lawn seed source – Malvern, PA)