Montgomery Parks and Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs Invite the Public to Celebrate 20 Years of Supporting and Enhancing Environmental Education

by MCS Staff

November 15, 2021, virtual event features remarks from renowned entomologist Doug Tallamy. 

Montgomery Parks invite the public to its 2021 annual meeting and silent auction. The virtual event will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and features professor, entomologist, and author Doug Tallamy as the guest speaker.

“To celebrate our 20th anniversary and our accomplishments over the years, we have the privilege of having renowned entomologist and well-known native plant ambassador Doug Tallamy as our guest speaker,” said Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs President Keri Pérez. “One of the things the Friends strive to do is educate and promote the importance of native plants, so having Tallamy speak is our way of expressing gratitude to all of our members and educating people about the importance of planting native.”

Tallamy will share his insights on the critical importance of native plants. He advocates that traditional approaches to gardening must change. He believes that home gardens can become forces in conservation as well as bridge the gaps between parks and preserves in providing habitat for native species.

Event Details

What: Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs 2021 Annual Meeting and Silent Auction

When: Monday, November 15, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The silent auction will run from Wednesday, November 10, until Monday, November 15. To view the silent auction items, click here(

Where: This meeting is virtual and free. Participants must pre-register to receive the meeting link. Register Here(

“The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs have worked tirelessly to ensure that the community has a thriving space to visit, learn, and play in Black Hill Regional Park, said Black Hill Visitor Center Facility and Program Manager Jennifer Scully. “I am grateful for their advocacy and financial support in recent years to help us have a Teacher- Naturalist internship program, summer camp scholarships, and our future SEED classroom complex.”

During the meeting, Montgomery County Councilmembers Craig Rice and Andrew Friedson will present The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs a proclamation honoring their 20 years of dedication to supporting nature programs and environmental education and ensuring these resources are available to all individuals.

About Doug Tallamy
Renowned Professor, Entomologist and Author, Doug Tallamy. Doug is the author of the best-selling books “Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks” and “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants”. Doug has been featured/interviewed by the New York Times, National Public Radio, Associated Press, and various other outlets. He speaks nationwide about his concerns that the approach to gardening must change.


You may also like

Leave a Comment


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy