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Richard Aaron – The Secret Lives of Spring Flowers – Part 2
April 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In this, the second part of a two-part series, we will continue to explore intriguing stories and little-known facts about our spring flora. Even if you missed Part 1, you will still enjoy this month’s talk. You will be introduced to over a dozen wildflower species not covered in the previous talk, while also learning about the rise and fall of a wildflower once found on drugstore shelves, how citizen science determined the toxicity of one species over a century ago, what makes garlic mustard so invasive and recipes ideas to reward your removal efforts, more surprising origins of wildflower names, and much more!
Richard Aaron is an experienced naturalist, writer, and educator. He has done walks, talks, and workshops for nearly 100 organizations, ranging from naturalist clubs & conservation groups to provincial parks & academic institutions. His interests include wildflowers, fungi, moths, dragonflies, ecology, biomimicry, and the etymology of scientific names. His website is at https://natureknowledge.weebly.com.