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June 2019

Can Biophilia Save Native Species?

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Dr. Margaret Carreiro, recently retired from the University of Louisville Biology Department, enjoys speaking to people about joining forces to contribute to the conservation of native species where they live and work, and to show why doing so is important--not only for nature, but for people. (Biophilia=a love of life and the living world.)

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August 2019

Monarchs in Mexico: Flowers in the Air

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Tavia Cathcart Brown, Executive Director of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Ky., is a highly-regarded lecturer, educator, writer, and photographer. Tavia shares her love for plants and butterflies at every opportunity and will share her recent trip to Mexico where the Monarch butterflies winters. She is also the host, writer, and garden consultant of KET's "Kentucky's Secret Garden."

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September 2019

Wet & Water Loving Native Plants

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Alicia Bosela, owner of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery in Columbia, Ky., will present a program on the best native plant species for a rain garden or wet area. The program will be followed by a native plant sale. Local source seed to used to grow the plants and all are nursery propagated. 

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Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission

28 Sugg Street
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431

270.821.4171
877.243.5280