|Since retiring from her profession as a biomedical research scientist, Lydia has turned her energy to environmental stewardship through involvement with the New England native plant community and other conservation organizations. A long-time docent at the Connecticut College Arboretum, Lydia found native plants as the logical intersection of life-long interests in gardening, nature and health. She joined Wild Ones® in 2014 and has served as President of the Connecticut Mountain Laurel Chapter since 2019. She is also a Plant Conservation Volunteer with the Native Plant Trust. Lydia lives in Mystic, CT with her husband Mark (with whom she shares many interests). In addition to converting a 1/3-acre suburban lot into a hot spot of native biodiversity, she also tends a vegetable garden, a collection of orchids and a small menagerie of snakes.
|Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes® is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to promote environmentally sound landscaping practices that preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities, Wild Ones serves as a resource for private individuals, schools, commercial property owners, and community decision makers as they move toward ethical choices in land use and in the redefinition of current guidelines and ordinances affecting our landscape. Wild Ones' organizational goals are implemented through local chapters and their individual members.
8 Schooner Drive
Mystic CT 06355
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