Native Plants and Pollinators Conference: UConn virtual program Friday, November 5!

The third biennial UConn Native Plants and Pollinators conference will be held Friday, November 5, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m., virtually via Zoom.

Register at :

Early Registration $30.00, by Thursday, September 30, 2021

$35.00, after September 30, 2021

Students, $15.00 with valid school ID

Join us for 4 hours of presentations featuring current science-based research and information on supporting pollinators in managed landscapes. This program is designed for growers and other green industry professionals, landscape service providers, landscape architects and designers, town commissions, municipalities, schools, and homeowners.

Learn how native plants support pollinator health throughout the year!

Session topics (See attached agenda and descriptions):

The Language of Flowers: An Introduction to Pollination Ecology

Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pollinator Plants for Small Spaces and Containers

Mark Dwyer, Landscape Prescriptions by MD

Beyond the Traditional Butterfly Garden: Supporting Lepidoptera with Native Plants

Andrew Brand, Interim Director of Horticulture, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

Bees, Pesticides and Politics: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Landscapes

Daniel Potter, Ph.D., Professor, University of Kentucky

Pesticide Recertification Credits – 4 (PA and all supervisory categories)

Register online at

Early Registration $30.00, by Thursday, September 30, 2021

$35.00, after September 30, 2021

Students, $15.00 with valid school ID

TO PAY BY CHECK: download the attached registration form or email

Questions about registration?

Contact: Alyssa Siegel-Miles,

This program is brought to you by Victoria Wallace, Dept. of Extension,

and Jessica Lubell, Dept. of PSLA.

We look forward to seeing you on November 5!

Please Help to report 2019 Invasive Plant Activity

We need your help with our reporting on the work of CIPWG and all that we’ve accomplished over the course of this year.  With the transition of responsibility to the new co-chairs and UConn staff since Donna Ellis’ retirement, we have collected less reports of activity than in past years.  We need this information for reporting purposes, so please take a moment to help!
We created a new, easier format for reporting.  Please report any of your CIPWG/invasive plant activity since January 2019 – lectures, invasive plant management events, educational outreach, workshops taught, etc.  

Please click here to complete the quick survey.

FALL 2019 CIPWG General Meeting- Oct 24 2019

CIPWG Fall General Meeting, October 24, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

– free and open to all interested individuals

– Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Ave., Vernon, CT

Come hear updates on invasive plants and native alternatives in Connecticut.

Special Guest Speaker, Annise Dobson,   Asian Jumping Worms 101: 

Identification, Impacts on Plants and Ecosystems, and Steps Toward Solutions

Full Agenda    Driving Directions


2018 CIPWG Symposium Podcasts

To listen to recent podcasts about the upcoming CIPWG Symposium, click the links below:

  1. Donna Ellis interviewed with John Voket from Connoisseur Media:


  1.  Charlotte Pyle and Judy Preston were interviewed by Suzanne Thompson with CT Outdoors: – click on “On Demand” and scroll through Podcasts to 8//28/18 podcast.

Japanese Barberry, Ticks, and Lyme Disease

Listed below are various news articles regarding Japanese Barberry, Ticks and Lyme Disease:–448183243.html