Log in or take a seat at Aullwood Audubon for our latest winter speaker series events! The 2022 Conservation Champions series will be an in-person and virtual hybrid, with 50 in-person openings in the Aullwood Nature Center Auditorium at 1000 Aullwood Road, and virtual openings for up to 300 people to join us from their own homes. This great lineup of conservation speakers will make their presentations on Sundays in January and February at 2:30 PM.
On February 6th at 2:30 PM, join Joe Boggs, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, for "Understanding (And Even Appreciating!) Tree Galls." Tree galls are the most obvious and least damaging of any abnormal plant growths found on trees. They may not be harmful, but it’s common for landowners to insist these largely untreatable growths be treated. Discover the secrets behind these remarkable plant structures including how galls are formed and their true impact on tree health. Joe Boggs averages over 100 teaching presentations per year. He’s published articles in the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Magazine, Landsculptor (Michigan Green Industry Association), the Buckeye Arborist, the Society of Commercial Arboriculture Newsletter, and the Canadian Groundskeeper. Joe is a frequent contributor to the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line blog. His weekly radio segment, “Buggy Joe Boggs Report,” runs from April through October on the Saturday morning show, “In the Garden with Ron Wilson.” The Cincinnati show is syndicated to 34 radio stations in 12 states. Join us as he speaks about the incredible world of plant galls and how insects manage to lay their eggs and have them protected by plant growth.
Joe will be joining us via Zoom and will be viewed live at the Aullwood Audubon Nature Center, with the opportunity to ask Joe questions after his presentation.
Non-members attending physically pay regular Aullwood admission (free for children 3 and under, $8.00 for children 4 to 12, $12.00 for adults 13 to 64, and $10.00 for seniors age 65 and over and active duty military members) while non-members joining from home pay $10 per virtual access. Members of Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society are admitted free of charge, either physically or online. Not a member? Visit our membership page at https://aullwood.audubon.org/membership for information on becoming one, call 937-890-7360 or visit our front desk during regular business hours. Register for all five events or just one. Visit https://aullwood.audubon.org/WSS to find out more about all the events in the 2022 Winter Speaker Series.
Register for this event and others in the 2022 Winter Speaker Series by clicking the "Register Now" button on this page or visiting http://store.aullwood.org now. For more information, please email AskUs@aullwood.org or call 937-890-7360. Thank you for supporting Aullwood's environmental programming!