Third Thursday Lectures

Mapping Our Impact Together with Karen Clancy and Jess Vairo (May 18, 2023)

Additional Resources:
2023 IPCC Report on Climate Change
NOAA’s Climate Explorer
The Carbon Footprint of a Lawn
Native Plant Finder
Refugia Ecological Greenway Network
Right Plant, Right Place Native Plant Lists (Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve)

Native Orchid Conservation Efforts at Longwood Gardens with Peter Zale, Ph.D. (April 20, 2023)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)
How to Create a Bog Garden
More from the Longwood Gardens blog –
Native Orchid Conservation at Longwood Gardens
Science Behind the Beauty: Orchid Conservation at Longwood
Planting the Seed

A Forest Grows in Chester County with Rachael Griffith (March 16, 2023)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Chester County Climate Action Plan – October 2021
ChesCo Planning’s Woodlands and Tree Protection Webpage
Keystone 10 Million Trees program
Tree Equity Score
Find your local environmental group
DCNR Faction: Managing Forest Resilience in a Changing Climate
DCNR’s predictions for native tree species likely to increase or decrease in our area as a result of climate change (see p. 58-59)
Massachusetts DCR’s resources:
Caring for your Woods: Adapting to Changing Conditions
Caring for your Woods: Managing for Forest Carbon

Birds & Beaks with Marcy Engleman (February 16, 2023)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
John James Audubon Center website
Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird Migration Explorer (Audubon)
Survival by Degrees (Audubon)
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Food and Feeder Preferences of Common Feeder Birds – Project FeederWatch

The Scientific Benefit of Trees for Livable and Sustainable Communities with Jessica B. Turner-Skoff, PhD (January 19, 2023)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
The benefits of trees for livable and sustainable communities – Plants People Planet
United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Benefits of Trees – The Morton Arboretum
Plant and Protect Trees – The Morton Arboretum
The Plant Clinic – The Morton Arboretum
Sterling Morton Library – The Morton Arboretum
Chicago Region Trees Initiative
Tree Philly
PHS Tree Tenders Program
In Defense of Plants podcast interview (Ep. 226 – Cities Need Trees)
WBEZ Worldview Interview – Trees Are Helping Us Achieve UN Sustainability Goals

Celebrating the Seasons of a Pennsylvania Garden with Donald Pell (December 15, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Studio Garden Plant List
Donald Pell Gardens website

Owls of the Mid-Atlantic States with Jim White (November 17, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Peterson Reference Guide To Owls Of North America And The Caribbean
Pennsylvania Owls – Hawk Mountain
Audubon Pennsylvania
Bird Conservation – Delaware Nature Society

The Forest Pests and Firewood Connection with Leigh Greenwood (October 20, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Don’t Move Firewood website
PA DCNR – Forest Insects and Diseases
Penn State Extension – Spotted Lanternfly Info
iNaturalist (includes good information on invasive species as well)
The Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS)
– Invasive species specific community science app for reporting and learning

Native Grasses for Your Garden with Tom Smarr (September 15, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
The Garden Shop at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Native Grasses for Your Garden article (Jenkins Summer + Fall 2022 Magazine)
Books by Rick Darke (The Encyclopedia of Grasses)
Books by Bill Cullina (Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses)
Books by Piet Oudolf (Planting: A New Perspective)
Books by Brie Arthur (Gardening with Grains)
Grasses, Sedges, Rushes by Lauren Brown and Ted Elliman
Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast by Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregg Tepper

Pennsylvania’s Changing Climate with Kyle Imhoff (August 18, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
PA State Climatologist Website
NOAA – National Centers for Environmental Information – Climate-At-A-Glance
Applied Climate Information System
Climate Data Display – Keystone Mesonet
Fourth National Climate Assessment Report
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Arbo-READ-um Author Talk with Kimberly Nicholas, PhD (July 27, 2022)
Under the Sky We Make: How to Be a Human in a Warming World

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

PA’s Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants and the Unique Habitats They Live In with Cheyenne Moore (July 21, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
PPCN and PA Plants –
PA’s Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plants
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
DCNR Rulemaking Process
PA Plant Conservation Network (PPCN)
Center for Plant Conservation (CPC)
PA Master Naturalist Program
Allegheny Ice and the Blue False Indigo | Plants are Cool, Too! (YouTube)

Native Plant/Gardening Info –
The Garden Shop at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Landscaping with Native Plants (DCNR)
Native Plant Guidelines (DCNR)
Virginia Solar Site Native Plant Finder

Butterflies and Their Caterpillars with Samantha Nestory (June 16, 2022)

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

Additional Resources:
Stoneleigh: a natural garden website
National Pollinator Week at Jenkins (June 20 – 26)
Moth Night program at Jenkins (July 30)

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America
Butterflies of Pennsylvania: a field guide
Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer’s Guide
Caterpillars of Eastern North America
Butterflies and Moths of North America – online community science database
Apps to check out: iNaturalist and Seek

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
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)