The Midwest Native Plant Conference is only a month away, and if you like plants I think you'll like this event. It is a blend of great speakers, interesting field trips, and vendors of native flora. This year, the venue is the scenic 200-acre Marianist Environmental Education Center in Dayton, and all manner of flora and fauna abound right outside the doors. Registration info and other conference info is RIGHT HERE.
To possibly whet your appetite, following are some snaps of native plants that I observed this weekend in southern Ohio...
Not many trees flower in mid-summer but this one does. It is Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum, Ohio's only member of the heath family that is a tree.
I hope you can make the conference, and if so, i'll look forward to seeing you there.