Wild Ones plans intimate look at native plants on June 17

Stunning photographs taken at very close range will serve as the backdrop for a program examining native prairie plants on June 17.

Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will hold a meeting program at 7 p.m., June 17 at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford.

The program is titled “Prairie Plants Close Up: The Hidden World of Flowers or What You Really Need to Know to Identify Plants.”

Kenneth Robertson, administrative curator of the Herbarium for the Illinois Natural History Survey, will lead a discussion of how the different adaptations for pollination and seed dispersal make each species unique.

This program is free and open to the public. Contact Mary Anne Mathwich at (815) 624-6301 for more information.

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

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