WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series

nature connection seriesLocal and regional experts on a variety of nature-related subjects give public talks at the Arboretum each summer as part of the WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series. The Nature Connection Series talks happen on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 at the WVU Core Arboretum Amphitheater, starting in early June and continuing through late August. These talks are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. All of the talks are outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Talks will be moved or cancelled if the weather is inclement. Free parking is available at the Arboretum Parking Lot and the adjacent WVU Coliseum Parking Lot. Come be a part of the WVU Core Arboretum nature crew!

2022 Calendar of Speakers and Talks:

June 7:  
Sunshine Brosi, Utah State University, Eastern, Associate Professor of Wildland Resources:   
Old-growth forests and their unique associated animals and plants

June 14:  
Kevin Dodge, Garrett College, Director of Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology:  
Mysterious, ephemeral, and cute: Northern saw-whet owls in the Central Appalachians

June 21:  
Sue Olcott, WV Division of Natural Resources, Retired Lepidoptera and Pollinator Conservation Project Leader:  
West Virginia Butterfly Atlas: Preliminary results

June 28:  
Zach Fowler, WVU Department of Biology, WVU Core Arboretum Director/Service Associate Professor:  
There is no place like home?: The Eastern Asian-Eastern North American floristic disjunction

July 5:  

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July 19: 

July 26: 

August 2:  

August 9:  

August 16:  

August 23:  

August 30:  

The 2022 WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series is supported by the WVU Department of Biology, the WVU Core Arboretum Endowment, and donations from the public. All speakers are volunteers. Thank you to all who support the mission of WVU Core Arboretum!