Adult Programs

Spring Wildflower ID and Ethnobotany (in person)

Wander through the ever-changing array of native wildflowers with a natural history writer and master gardener.

Content Detail

Wander through the ever-changing array of native wildflowers with a natural history writer and master gardener. Learn basic tips to identify wildflowers, such as trillium, hepatica, and dog-tooth violet, and hear about their folklore and uses. Discover how wildflowers inspire literature, poetry, and art. Spring wildflowers are a fleeting pleasure, with new species revealing themselves each week. Take the time to get to know them on these guided walks. Register for one or both sessions. 

COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

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Notes:

Held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking on wood-chipped trails. Limit 18

 

Cindy Crosby, naturalist and steward

Instructor bio: Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including “The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction,” co-author of “Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit,” and author of “Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History” (Northwestern University Press, 2020).

Cindy is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a Master’s degree in natural resources at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She blogs each week on her blog, Tuesdays in the Tallgrass (on WordPress), teaches natural history, and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on www.cindycrosby.com

 

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