Our Experts Videos

We record many of our Evenings with Experts lectures so that they are readily available to you whenever you wish, and to reach a large audience across Massachusetts and beyond. Our speakers are some of the best experts in the country. These videos are professionally edited (so you can really see the speakers' slides). Learn and enjoy!

2024 Programs

Meadowmaking for Beginners

Owen Wormser, Author, Lawns Into Meadows: Growing Regenerative Landscapes

The Secret Lives of Native Bees

Dr. Nick Dorian, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Chicago Botanic Garden

2023 Programs

The Nature of Oaks

Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware; Author of Bringing Nature Home; Nature's Best Hope; and The Nature of Oaks.

We are The ARK

Mary Reynolds, Author, We are The ARK

The Language of Flowers: Understanding Pollination Ecology

Rebecca McMackin, Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Messy or Magic? Biodiversity and the Perception of Beauty

Edwina von Gal, Founder, Perfect Earth Project

2022 Programs

Native Species, Selections and Cultivars: What is Best for My Garden?

Uli Lorimer, Director of Horticulture, Native Plant Trust

A New Garden Ethic

Benjamin Vogt, Author, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

Urban Landscape Inspirations from Native Plant Communities

Ethan Dropkin, Associate, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

2021 Programs

Managing an Urban Landscape for Biodiversity

Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park

New Naturalism: Lessons from Wild Plant Communities

Kelly D. Norris, Author, New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden

Cultivating Wildlife Conservation with Native Plants

Desiree Narango, 2020-2022 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2020 Programs

Nature's Best Hope

Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Biology at the University of Delaware; Author of Bringing Nature Home; The Living Landscape; and Nature's Best Hope

Climate Change, Conservation, and the Role of Native Plant Horticulture

Jesse Bellemare, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Designing with Plant Communities

Dan Jaffe Wilder, Horticulturalist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary; Co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens

2019 Programs

The Challenge and Promise of Restoring Urban Landscapes

Steven Handel, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University

Sugar, Sex, and Poison: Understanding the Vital Powers of Plants

William Cullina, Executive Director, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

More than Just the Buzz: Finding Real Solutions to Native Pollinator Declines

Robert Gegear, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2018 Programs

Lessons Learned when Field Botany Meets Design

Uli Lorimer, Curator of the Native Flora Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

2017 Programs

Nurturing the Liberated Landscape

Larry Weaner, Author of Garden Revolution & Founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

The Art and Science of Growing Native Plants from Seed: Why, When, and How

Randi Eckel, Founder of Toadshade Wildflower Farm

How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators

Annie White, Landscape Designer & Adjunct Professor, University of Vermont

2016 Programs

Native Plant Gardens: Learning By Example

Carolyn Summers, Author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East

Restoring Nature's Relationships at Home

Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Biology at the University of Delaware; Author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape

Spring Wildflowers: Ephemeral Beauty with a Purpose

Carol Gracie, Author of Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast

2015 Programs

Humans and Wildlife: The New Imbalance

Jim Sterba, Author of Nature Wars

Land Stewardship for Pollinator Conservation

Kelly Gill,  Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation