Native Plant Trust


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Managing Yards for Plant Biodiversity

Suburban yards can support remarkably high plant biodiversity. How homeowners manage their yards largely determines the plant composition of these expanding ecosystems. In this talk, Woods Hole Research Center ecologist Christopher Neill describes findings from a one-of-a-kind, nationwide research project that examined the flora, soils, microclimates, insects, and birds in suburban yards in six metropolitan regions across the United States, including Boston. Neill will address how suburbanization does or does not homogenize residential landscapes compared with the natural areas that surround these cities. He will connect this new research to ways that homeowners can modify their yards to support native plants and wildlife, and how Native Plant Trust and Woods Hole Research Center’s new collaboration shares the research with a broader audience.

Date/time detailsSaturday, June 20, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
LocationWoods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA
Program codeHOR4242
Fee$23 (Members)/$27 (Nonmembers)
InstructorChristopher Neill
CertificateElective: Basic and Advanced, Horticulture
CosponsorWoods Hole Research Center



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