Monday, December 17, 2007

Ohio Botanical Symposium 2008 Teaser

Attendees networking and obtaining sustenance at the 2007 Botanical Symposium.

The Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves and the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy hold the Ohio Botanical Symposium each year. Among other things, this is where we showcase the best rare plant finds across the state and recognize the fantastic botanists who assist us in keeping track of Ohio's rare plants. This year, Rick Gardner has put together a fabulous program. This years symposium will be held at the Ohio State University Fawcett Center on March 19th, 2008. Registration will open January 7th, 2007 (look for more details at beginning in January).

Here is this year's excellent lineup of speakers:

8th Annual Ohio Botanical Symposium
March 19, 2008

Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00

Welcome 9:00

Best Plant Finds of 2007 9:15
Greg Schneider, Ohio Division of Natural Areas & Preserves

Break & Refreshments 10:00

“Desert” Prairies: Vegetation and Flora of Xeric Limestone Prairies 10:15
in the Eastern United States
Dr. Patrick Lawless, University of Kentucky

The Real Story about the Birds & the Bees: Pollination Ecology 11:00
and the Need for Subtle Conservation
Dr. David Horn, The Ohio State University

Lunch 11:45-1:15

Media Show: Nature’s Beauty in Southern Ohio 2008 12:45
John Howard

Keynote Address: The Splendor of Nature's Palette: Orchids of the Midwest 1:15
Mike Homoya, Indiana Division of Preserves

Break & Refreshments 2:15

“I Don’t Know My Mosses” 2:30
Dr. Robert Klips, The Ohio State University

Discoveries and Progress in Preserving the Oak Openings of Northwest Ohio 3:15
John Jaeger & Tim Schetter, Metroparks of the Toledo Area



  1. That sounds like a great line up of classes. I especially like, I Don't Know My Mosses! Sounds like fun!

    I can't wait to see the bird cam tomorrow during viewing hours!

  2. Chris,

    9:30 a.m. this morning seemed to be a hotspot for birds. Plenty of house sparrows were around, and we even caught a few glimpses of a male downy woodpecker.