Class lead by botanist and researcher Lynne Weninegar
Learn about what native plants can be used in place of exotic plants to create a beautiful yard that supports pollinators and birds!
Lynne Weninegar is a lifelong biologist/botanist specializing in plant species of Alabama and their role in forest communities. Her research interests are non-native invasive species and their effects on native habitats, rare and endangered species of the Southeastern United States, and conducting plant inventories. She serves on the conservation committee of the Huntsville Botanical Garden, is a resident hike leader and is a member of the education committee of the Land Trust of North Alabama and program presenter for Tuesdays on the Trail, an award-winning summer environmental education opportunity for children. Now a happily retired educator, she works part-time in the Forestry, Ecology, and Wildlife Program at Alabama A&M University as the resident botanist, herbarium curator, and forestry research assistant. She spends much of her time in southeastern forests and on hiking trails, enjoying the natural beauty of this region. Ms. Weninegar has given numerous presentations on the role of native species and the impacts of using non-native invasive plants in home gardens. She enjoys “gardening with natives”, hiking, time with her family and reading the most current botanical publications as well as being an avid “backyard birder” and nature photographer.
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