Rare Plants and Unique Natural Areas of Illinois, Presented by Christopher David Benda
Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:30-4:30 pm. Room 259, Dominican Priory, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest, IL
Program description: Illinois has a landscape that has mostly been converted to agriculture and urban areas. Yet within this matrix of development lie pristine natural areas, refuges for rare biota. Join Illinois Native Plant Society President Chris Benda as he presents the many rare plant species known from the numerous and unique natural areas of Illinois.
Christopher David Benda earned his B.S. in Biology from Winona State University in 2002 and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign in 2007. Currently, he is a plant ecologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. He also teaches local flora at Southern Illinois University and is president of the Illinois Native Plant Society. Chris leads many nature hikes and teaches several botany courses. He can be found online under the moniker “Illinois Botanizer.”
Free and open to the public. Park on the east side of The Priory and enter through the door on the east. Follow the hallway to the end, turn left, and follow that hallway. Turn right up the stairs (or go straight to the elevator), and head up to the second floor.
For the accessibility entrance, enter through the south doors. There is an elevator, which goes to the second floor. Exit the elevator and turn left for Room 259.
Special Event for Wild Ones Members and Volunteers:
Don't forget to reserve your free tickets for a special tour and gathering at the Oak Park Conservatory, July 7, 2016, 6-8 pm
More events posted at our events calendar: http://westcook.wildones.org/welcome-to-wild-ones-of-west-cook/events/
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