Thursday, July 1, 7pm EST on Zoom – The Mystery of Monarch Metamorphosis – Join the Arboretum Society for our First Thursday Nature Supper Club on Thursday, July 1st as we learn about monarch metamorphosis. You provide your own stay-at-home supper, and we provide the nature as local naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales will entertain and teach us via Zoom. According to “Scientific American,” over 80 percent of all life on Earth are insects with over 50 percent of those going through complete metamorphosis. It happens all around our homes all throughout the year, but few of us ever witness it. Bales will show us both monarch butterfly metamorphosis and migration and follow one monarch he documented with his camera from egg to first flight.
This is a virtual Zoom presentation and registration for this free online event is required. The program will be recorded and the link sent to all registrants after the program. Please contact Michelle Campanis at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or registration issues.
To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at email@example.com
Tuesday, July 20, 7pm EST on Zoom – Appalachian Woodland Edibles & Medicinals -Let’s journey through the vast and varied Appalachian mountain range with a close-up review of our woodland species. Gain a deeper appreciation of how our current knowledge of plants has evolved through generations of multiple cultural influences, while exploring the lore of our region by listening to the plants tell their stories. Registration for this free Zoom program is required. The program will be recorded and all registrants will be sent link for the recording after the program. Closed captioning is available for this program.
Our presenter, Melody Rose, serves as Extension Agent III in Greene County, Tennessee with the University of Tennessee Extension. Serving in this capacity, her main area of focus in Greene County is the Big Spring Master Gardener Program (BSMGA) and providing research-based horticulture informational programs, along with tobacco and fruit and vegetable programming. Melody grew up in a rural farming community in the Western North Carolina Mountains near Waynesville. There she gained an appreciation for bluegrass music (yep, she plays); burley tobacco (strong work ethic); and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (HOME)! . Melody holds a BS in Agriculture with an emphasis in Agronomy from Berea College, Berea KY and a MS in Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Contact University of Tennessee Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, with any questions or registration issues at firstname.lastname@example.org