October 20th, 2022 - Dan Jaffe Wilder

A Zoom Presentation 7:00 - 8:30

"Kill Your Lawn"


Does the idea seem a bit odd to you? It’s time to take a second look at this idea we call lawn.


Join us as we welcome Dan Jaffe Wilder, author of Native Plants for New England Gardens and Director of Applied Ecology at Norcross Wildlife Foundation to learn about the various options available to us, from whole lawn replacement to strategies for reducing inputs and increasing ecological value.

This presentation is a Zoom presentation with a start time of 7:00 PM.


Nature Speaks is free admission but registration is necessary.


The Library will send you a Zoom link as the even approaches.

From well-known plants to brand new introductions, Dan will discuss various options that fit the needs of various lawn spaces.



Every house in America should be fronted with a non-native monoculture with the maintenance requirements of a golf course and the ecological value of a strip mine; a place where all flowers are called weeds and signs to the extent of ‘keep off’ are the norm.


Fragaria lawn - Dan Jaffe Wilder

Meadow Solidago and Eutrochium - Dan Jaffe Wilder

Liatris, Rudbeckia and Echinacea - Dan Jaffe Wilder

Fragaria virginiana - Dan Jaffe Wilder

Carex pensylvanica - Dan Jaffe Wilder

Prunella vulgaris - Dan Jaffe Wilder

Dan Jaffe Wilder is an ecologist, horticulturist, and botanist with over fifteen years’ experience working with native plants and their associated ecology. His work has ranged from classrooms to nurseries to botanical gardens to wildlife refuges specializing in native plant ecology, propagation, wildlife habitat construction, and native edible landscapes.


Dan is currently the Director of Applied Ecology for the Norcross Wildlife Foundation whose mission is to protect, enhance, and expand wildlife through conservation, education, and support. A prolific photographer and author Dan’s book Native Plants for New England Gardens was released in 2018.

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Prospect Heights, IL. 60070

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