What is Native, Context Matters with Amy Highland (Oct. 13)

Thursday, October 13 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 13 8:00 pm


Loss of habitat and decline in many species, including pollinators, has led to a growing interest in the incorporation and reestablishment of native plants into our environment. Botanic gardens, local governments, ecological organizations and neighborhood gardeners are seeking the best plants for their projects. Selecting from available plants is not always easy, and there is an ever-growing need for evidence-based guidelines on sourcing native plant materials. Join Amy Highland as she shares the decision-making strategies of Mt. Cuba Center in determining when local matters.

Amy Highland is the director of collections and conservation lead at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. She obtained her degree in public horticulture from Perdue University before heading east for the Longwood Gardens Internship Program. There, in the plant records office, her love of plant systematics combined with her love of organization and planning. In 2006 she joined Mt. Cuba Center as the plant recorder and in 2012 she became the first curator of Mt. Cuba Center. Soon after, Highland was named director of collections to oversee both living and nonliving collections for the Center and in 2018 was named conservation lead.

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All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom. They will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers for a short time.

Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes at 5:00 pm on the date of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out after this time to the email used to register for the event. The link will come from lauricella@bhwp.org OR education@bhwp.org.

This lecture is part of our Thursday Night Nature series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife.