Event web site: http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/catalog/lec1029
The wildflowers that brighten our woodlands in spring are more than just a delight for the eye and a lift for the winter-weary spirit. Each has a role in the environment, with often interesting interactions with pollinators and seed dispersers. Learn about the life histories of some of your favorite spring wildflowers. Topics include adaptations for early blooming, medicinal and other uses, the origin of wildflower names, pollination and seed dispersal, and the latest scientific research on these beautiful plants. Following the lecture and book signing, enjoy an optional docent-led walk through Garden in the Woods in its early spring glory.
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: lec1029
Instructor: Carol Gracie, author, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
Fee: $15 (Member) / $18 (Nonmember)
Cosponsor: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; MA Audubon Drumlin Farm; Ecological Landscaping Association; Tower Hill Botanic Garden