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Saturday, January 16
Forests are the natural habitat for many of our native wildflowers. In this talk Joan Maloof will discuss how the age of a forest influences wildflower diversity and abundance, using specific examples. She will tell stories about forests that have been saved and forests that have been lost and share information about how to save forests under threat. Maloof will discuss the Old-Growth Forest Network and how it helped Delaware become the first state to identify and preserve old-growth forests in all its counties. If you are interested in native plants, habitat conservation, and getting involved in the preservation of old-growth forests, then you will enjoy this beautifully illustrated talk.
About the Instructor:
Joan Maloof is a native Delawarean who founded the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization to preserve the remaining ancient forests of the United States and to connect all generations with those forests. Maloof is the author of four books about forests: Teaching the Trees; Among the Ancients; Nature’s Temples; and The Living Forest. She is professor emerita at Salisbury University in Maryland.