Editor’s note: This is the handout that Dr. Tallamy asked we distribute at his presentation of the same name on June 20. Here it is for those unable to attend. In 1987, E.O. Wilson challenged conventional wisdom by claiming that insects were the little things that ran the world. If insects were to disappear, he […]
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
On August 19, 1776, two months after being commissioned Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington sent instructions to his Mount Vernon estate manager Lund Washington to install two groves of flowering trees and shrubs utilizing only species indigenous to North America. Once relieved of the burden of leading the troops, Washington remained […]
The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat® program partners with cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods and communities of all kinds to become healthier, greener and more wildlife-friendly. Through this program communities can enhance and restore islands and corridors of wildlife habitat in urban and suburban areas nationwide, while at the same time connecting to existing […]
It takes many people to pull this event together. April’s sale and auction raised more than $4,200 for the CT Hort Scholarship Fund!
At our April meeting we congratulated those members who celebrated their milestone anniversaries.
Native Plant Trust, formerly known as New England Wild Flower Society, is one of the first twelve organizations in the world awarded Advanced Conservation Practitioner Accreditation by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). This accreditation recognizes botanic institutions with significant conservation impact and with work that supports local, national or global conservation goals. Native Plant Trust […]
The New Britain Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Spring in Bloom, a concert dedicated to music celebrating Spring and flowers. The concert will be lead by Edward Cumming and will feature guest violinist Sirena Huang. CT Hort members receive a special rate!