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MNSPC Monthly Meeting
October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Program: The Hidden Treasures Of Illinois
By Chris Benda, The Illinois Botanizer
- Illinois is large and biologically diverse with many pristine natural areas located across the state. Join botanist Chris Benda for a tour of the unique natural areas and rare plants that can be found in the 14 different natural divisions in Illinois. This program will highlight places you never knew existed, with emphasis on the plants and animals of Illinois.
- Chris Benda is a botanist and past president of the Illinois Native Plant Society (2015-2016). He is known as the “Illinois Botanizer”. Currently, he works as a Researcher at Southern Illinois University, where he coordinates the Plants of Concern Southern Illinois Program and teaches The Flora of Southern Illinois.
- Chris conducts botanical fieldwork around the world, teaches a variety of classes at The Morton Arboretum and leads nature tours for Camp Ondessonk. He is an accomplished photographer and author of several publications about natural areas in Illinois.
- Zoom meeting registration will be sent out before the meeting.