Linda A Gilkeson


I am making these presentations freely available, because they are on topics of great concern.

Butterfly Identification & Counting Methods (pdf)
For participants in the Salt Spring butterfly count, the slides cover basic biology, how to identify common species and tell confusing species apart and methods for participating in the months counts.

Information in these slides below are relevant for gardeners in coastal British Columbia and Washington and was current as of 2019. I continually update my presentations, therefore talks I give on these topics will vary from what is shown here.

Resilient Gardens for a Changing Climate (pdf)
Our regional climate is changing as the global climate changes. Learn how extreme weather affects plants and tips for designing resilient food and ornamental gardens. Notes on how to help plants survive 'weird weather' will help you become an adaptable gardener.

Where Have All the Insects Gone? (pdf)
Global insect populations have dropped precipitously in the last 40 years. This matters for our food supply, for a healthy environment and the future of birds and other wildlife. Find out what may be causing the widespread declines and how gardeners can help.