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April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Spring Ephemerals: A Naturalist’s Perspective

Spring Ephemerals in bloom at Mt. Cuba

This program takes place in-person Wednesday, April 28 (Rain Date: Wednesday, May 5)

Our native wildflowers are more than just a delight for the eye: they play important roles in the ecology and natural history of the region. Join naturalist Mike Weilbacher on a spring wildflower walk and learn the fascinating stories of our woodland ephemerals. Topics include adaptations for early blooming, reproductive strategies, defense mechanisms, coevolution, and some historical uses of these beautiful plants. Class size is limited.

About the Instructor:

Mike Weilbacher directs the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia’s first nature center. He appears monthly on WXPN’s “Kid’s Corner,” writes a weekly column on nature and the environment, and lectures widely on environmental issues.

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