Claudia is a field botanist with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program in Ghent, NY. After working on plant-animal interactions in Borneo and on ethnobotany in Venezuela, she has spent more than a decade documenting and teaching about plants in and around Columbia County. Her research and educational work are guided by questions such as: What are the synergies between farming and native plant conservation? How can we make our farms and backyards more friendly for pollinators and other beneficials?