I like to thank the members that participated in our Zoom meeting today. We had 17 members attend. At the meeting we had the following speaker:

Mary Jo Graham – Topic: Native Plant Hives – http://oakmossed.com

Oakmoss Education was founded by Mary Jo Graham, who has had a fascination with our natural world since her teen years. Mary Jo graduated Summa Cum-laude from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Environmental Studies focusing on education and Native American culture. She has worked as a Naturalist for well-respected environmental education and community organizations, developing programs and teaching at schools as well as to the general public. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Erie Community College teaching courses in the Environmental Science program and co-managing the establishment of natural regeneration areas at South Campus.

In 2020, Mary Jo received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching for her work at SUNY Erie. For more information, see

Mary Jo gave a wonderfully delightful presentation on Native Plants. Members who couldn’t make the live presentation can request the link to the video by sending the request to president@wnyhpa.org Your membership will be verified prior to sending the video link.