The City of Green’s three-part Planet Green Seminar Series kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight with a discussion of the incredible value of chimney swifts and how to attract them to your house. Planet Green seminars are held at Central Park Community Hall, 1755 Town Park Blvd.

Last year, more than 100 people attended the Planet Green series, presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The three-part series includes:

Wednesday, April 10: Chimney Swifts: Our imperiled avian insectivores

Wednesday, July 17: Attracting Beneficial Insects to the Home Garden Habitat.

Wednesday, October 2: Topic to be determined.

Planet Green is presented by Judy Semroc, conservation specialist of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In addition to her work in the Natural Areas Division of Cleveland Museum of Natural History, she is the founder of Chrysalis in Time‚ the first Ohio chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). In 2013, Semroc was the recipient of the "Outstanding Staff Achievement Award" for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She has co-authored two natural history guides, "Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northeast Ohio” in 2008, and "Goldenrods of Northeast Ohio: A Field Guide to Identification & Natural History" in 2017. As a former Petroleum Geologist and science teacher, Judy loves to learn about and share her passion for the natural world through hikes, interpretive programs and photography.

“The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a wonderful community partner and the instructors and presenters have such extensive knowledge of the natural world in our own backyard.” said Sarah Haring, community development administrator, in a news release.  “If you enjoy nature, this series is not to be missed.”

Planet Green events and lectures are free to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The one-hour presentations begin at 6 p.m. All programs are free to attend. Registration requested, but not required. Register at  For additional information, or questions, please email or call 330-896-6621.