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Native Plant Horticulturist to Speak at Penn State Brandywine

Mark Gormel
Mark Gormel
2/1/2012 —

Mark Gormel, a native plant horticulturalist and nature photographer, will visit Penn State Brandywine to present “Native Plants, Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Healthy Watersheds - What’s the Connection?” on Sunday, Feb. 12 in the Tomezsko Classroom Building Auditorium (room 103).

Gormel serves as horticultural coordinator for the Brandywine Conservancy and is a well-known lecturer, consultant and nature photographer. His talk will illustrate the critical relationships between specific native plants and the wildlife and habitat zones they support. He will discuss strategies for creating environmentally sound gardens in which wildlife, birds and butterflies thrive.

The program, which is being offered in conjunction with the Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association (CRC), will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Please contact CRC at 610-892-8731 or crc@nni.com to preregister since space is limited. Visit www.crcwatersheds.org for more information.

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