Eric Fuselier will deliver a talk on the native plant species found growing all around us here in the Ozarks. Eric will also explain why native plant species are an important part of the local ecosystem, and will discuss the many benefits of using native species, instead of non-natives, for landscaping and in home gardens.

For more than a decade, Eric Fuselier has been studying the native plants found growing wild in the Ozarks. Eric’s passion began while spending extended lengths of time in the Ozark wilderness as an avid hiker and backpacker. Eventually, Eric was able to put his knowledge of native plants to use in a more professional capacity while working as an environmental scientist for a local civil engineering firm. Eric has been involved in the planning and development of several native plant gardens in northwest Arkansas, and spends much of his spare time working to enhance and restore the native plant species growing on his own property. Eric is currently serving as the president of the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society, and regularly leads native plant hikes for local groups as well as members of the public.

Walker Community Room
This program is free and open to the public.
No registration required.

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