January 2020 Meeting

Posted by & filed under Monthly Meeting.

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 01/28/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brentwood Library


Note this meeting is on Tuesday due to a room conflict.


Pollinators of Tennessee

Rita Venable

Pollinators are needed for 33% of human food crops and 90% of flowering plant reproduction. The world is currently in a pollinator crisis with significant declines in honeybees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species. What are the threats? What can we do to help?

Rita Venable is the author of the field guide Butterflies of Tennessee (2014, Maywood Publishing).

She was an assistant biologist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation conduBee on Purple Coneflowercting biological surveys in state parks and natural areas with the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory program.

She has spoken at nature sanctuaries, regional garden expos, landscaping seminars, scientific symposiums, and nature and garden clubs. She has been a guest on “Talk of the Town [WTVF, Nashville]; “Tennessee Wild Side” and “Volunteer Gardener” [WDCN, Nashville Public Television, Nashville].

Rita is currently involved with consulting on pollinator plants for a 5-acre garden, the “Giving Garden,” in Franklin, TN.


Please share the meeting flyer with anyone who might be interested.

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>