Heather is an award-winning author and nationally sought-after speaker spending much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, was published in 2014, and her latest book, Bees, published in 2017, has won six book awards including the 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award. Heather is a biologist, research assistant, and pollinator educator. Her expertise includes the natural history and biology of pollinators and beneficial insects and their interactions with native plants. She also presents on ecological landscape restoration, enhancing pollinator habitat, and climate change resiliency.
Over 25 years experience as a biologist and 15 years experience as a pollinator educator. Heather is a frequent presenter to audiences throughout the Midwest and eastern United States.
Pollinators, native bee biology and natural history, beneficial insects, native plants for pollinators, ecological landscape restoration, climate change and pollinators, pollination ecology, enhancing pollinator habitat on farms for improved pollination, and the pollination of fruit and vegetables.