Patrick McMillan to speak at Tryon Garden Club March 21

Published 12:29 pm Friday, March 16, 2012

Host and co-creator of ETV nature program
The Tryon Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, March 21 in the Depot Room at the Tryon Depot. The speaker for this meeting is Patrick McMillan, who will present a program on “The Southern Blue Ridge – Crucible of Life.” This program will commence at 1 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

Patrick McMillan

McMillan is the host, co-creator and writer of the popular and award-winning ETV nature program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.” Over the past 15 years, McMillan has worked as a professional naturalist, biologist and educator. In addition to hosting expeditions, he spends his time at Clemson University fulfilling his teaching, outreach and curatorial duties. He is also a frequent guest on “Your Day,” and the ETV Roadshow on SCETV radio.
McMillan received his B.S. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D in biological sciences from Clemson University. His research has been featured in both National Wildlife and South Carolina Wildlife magazines, as well as in numerous articles in The State, Greenville News and other local and regional newspapers. In 2005, he was awarded the distinctions of Conservation Partner of the Year by the Partnership for the Blue Ridge, as well as Outstanding Classified Employee by Clemson University. He is a contributor to the book “Life at the Water’s Edge,” which won the 2005 Renewable Natural Resources Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award and has been selected to receive one of 10 South Carolina Notable State Document Awards for 2005.
McMillan is an active member of several organizations, including the South Carolina Association of Naturalists, the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, the South Carolina Native Plant Society and the South Carolina Entomological Society. He is a member of the board of trustees of Upstate Forever, and is on the SCDNR Heritage Trust Advisory Board Natural Areas Committee and the Craigs Pond Eco-Education Committee.
The Tryon Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Membership is open.  For information contact Delia Tittle at 828 859-8372.
– article submitted by Tryon Garden Club

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