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October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Perfect Partners: The Coevolution of Flowers and Their Pollinators (Online)

Bumble bee in flight to drink nectar from purple flower
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Flowering plants literally exploded onto the evolutionary stage about 160 million years ago to quickly become the dominant and most diverse group of plants on Earth. Flowering plants owe much of this success to their conjugal partners – the bees, flies, moths, ants, butterflies, birds, and mammals that move pollen from one flower to the next. In this engaging and information-filled talk, learn how plants use bribery, deception, and the lure of sex to convince these disparate characters to do their bidding.

This program takes place online Saturday, October 30

About the Instructor: Bill Cullina is the F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum. He is a well-known author, lecturer, and authority on North American native plants. His books include Wildflowers; Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines; Native Ferns, Mosses, and Grasses; and Understanding Perennials.

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