with Anne Lindsey, Botanist
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Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
This one-day course is intended for a broad audience and explores the unique partnership of flowering plants and their animal pollinators. Included is an exploration of attractant systems and breeding biology of the floral partner and aspects of the biology and behaviors of common pollinators. We also explore the importance of pollination to ecosystem health and to human food production. Brief lectures are followed by field observations at the Garden and some lab work. Students learn to recognize important insect pollinators. Prerequisite: Botany.
Fee: $65.00 ($58 NCBG members).
About the presenter:
Anne Lindsey (Ph.D. in Botany, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1979, with dissertation work on pollination in umbellifers) has pursued pollination biology education through lectures and workshops at Wintergreen, High Hampton, the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, the Georgia Native Plant Society, the Highlands Biological Station, and the NCBG. Anne has authored and published books and videos through Laurel Hill Press (founded with husband C. Ritchie Bell) on plant topics including identifying trees and shrubs in fall color, wildflower identification, exploring the woodland harvest, and the NCBG Take a Closer Look series. Anne also coauthored the second edition of Wild Flowers of North Carolina, published by UNC Press.