Dr. Craig Huegel has degrees in Wildlife Ecology (B.A. in Zoology and M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, PhD, Animal Ecology, Iowa State University) and picked up a minor in Botany. Currently Adjunct professor at The University of Tampa and St. Petersburg College. Dr. Huegel has had a life-long interest in butterflies, pollinators and wildflowers. He has written 6 books on native plants and wildlife since coming to Florida in 1985. He is the author of two blogs on Florida native plants and how to use them. The interest in creating landscapes that support pollinators is increasing rapidly. With that, is an increased interest in native plants – especially in wildflowers. While all of this is encouraging, there are still a lot of misconceptions about wildflower “meadows” in general, and many such efforts to create them fall short of their full potential. In this talk, Dr. Huegel will discuss what some of those misconceptions are as well as ways to make a pollinator garden reach its full potential.