Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)
Are you looking to expand your knowledge of native plants beyond what you learn in our monthly chapter programs? If so, this is just the program for you! Founding members of the Illinois Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones and current Board Members Sherrie Snyder and Janet Rasmussen will share with you some of their favorite native plant- related resources for use in the comfort of your own home. Sherrie will highlight some useful books and smart phone applications and Janet will highlight various websites and FaceBook groups. Some of these resources will help you identify specific native (or invasive) plants and/or learn more about them, while others will provide ideas for garden design, help identify organisms visiting your gardens, and more. Bring your portable electronic device to the program (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) if you would like to explore some of these resources during this interactive program.
Sherrie Snyder graduated from Illinois State University with a major in Biology. She taught high school Science and Biology for five years before joining the Systems Department at State Farm. Since retiring 11 years ago, Sherrie decided to plant all natives in her yard and has been learning what that means ever since. Janet Rasmussen has a Ph.D. in Biology from Purdue University and has taught college-level biology courses at several institutions in the past. She has enjoyed learning more about native plants in recent years and has added many of them to her home gardens. Both Sherrie and Janet are Master Naturalists and have been active members of the Illinois Prairie chapter of Wild Ones since 2010.