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March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Wildflowers of Summer (Online)

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Saturday, March 13

Unlike spring, when most people are eager to get out in the woods and find the first wildflowers of the year, summer is a time of vacations, family gatherings, and other pleasant diversions. As such, our many native summer-blooming perennials are often neglected. Yet they have interesting qualities that make them worthy of our appreciation, including their life histories, inherent beauty, and contributions to the overall ecology of our natural world. This talk presents the plants, their habitats, and the critically important relationships they have with other organisms in their environment.

About the Instructor:

Carol Gracie is retired from The New York Botanical Garden, where she spent many years leading natural history tours and exploring South American rainforests for plants. She has since returned to her earlier interest in local flora, publishing three books on this topic: Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States (co-authored with Steven Clemants), Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History, and Summer Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History, published by Princeton University Press in 2020. Carol has recently completed another book for Princeton to be titled Florapedia, which will appear in spring of 2021.

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