I met Donovan only once at the Indiana State Museum during spring cleanup of his native prairie installation. He was passionate about native plants, gardening, and educating our next generation of gardeners. The greenhouse at Cold Spring School has been renamed "Mister Donovan's Greenhouse" in his honor. Nuvo wrote a really nice In memoriam.
Topics @ the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society annual conference at the University of Indianapolis: corridors, woodland wildflowers and ferns, selecting natives for your site, and habitat connectivity for pollinators.
INPAWS is passionate about youth education and putting kids (especially kids in urban areas) in contact with nature. Letha's Fund, their youth initiative, awarded 12 grants and reached over 1400 kids this year. Here are some of them:
As usual, the bookstore was one of the highlights. The book titles will give you a good idea about what INPAWs is all about. My peeps.
Dana volunteers at the Christamore House, and organization that provides early education, after school programming, senior services, preventative services, and employment assistance in Haughville, Indiana. The whole family got involved. Good cause, good time.