Native Plant and Insect Relationships with Samantha Nestory
Insects rely on plants for a variety of things, such as food, shelter, breeding habitat, and much more. For our native insects, native plant species are of particular importance as they often fill unique needs that other plants cannot. Join us as we learn how insects and native plants interact and support each other in our own backyards.
Samantha Nestory is a horticulturist at Stoneleigh, a public and natural garden preserved by Natural Lands. At Stoneleigh, Sam assists in the design, installation, and maintenance of both the garden landscapes and natural areas there.
Samantha Nestory received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Delaware. During her time as a research technician there, she assisted in several labs, including that of Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of the seminal book Bringing Nature Home. She is passionate about insects and the native plants that support them. Sam currently works as a horticulturist at Stoneleigh, a public and natural garden preserved by Natural Lands, where she assists in the design, installation, and maintenance of both the garden landscapes and natural areas.
This hour-long program will showcase Sam’s enthusiasm, knowledge, photography skills, and wonderful sense of humor. Please join us.