Duneslands of Illinois – Rare, Hardy, and Threatened

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Date(s) - 09/20/2020
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location - TBA



Lithospermum incisum

Illinois’ duneslands are the geologically youngest natural areas in our region. They are also under intense pressure from development as well as erosion. However, a high percentage of the native species in our state live in these unique natural areas. Kathleen will highlight both the ubiquitous and the rare, describing the adaptations and faunal relationships that have allowed plants to survive in such a harsh environment. This is an online presentation. Free registration.

Kathleen Marie Garness is an artist certified by Morton Arboretum in botanical and scientific illustration. A steward of one of the Chicago region’s highest quality duneland sites, she is author of the Field Museums’ “Dunesland Habitat Guide” and “Common Plant Families of the Chicago Region.”  Her participation in the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Plants of Concern program has spurred Kathleen’s  interest in the tension among the lure of the beautiful, wildlife under pressure, and the demands of human need. She has worked with the Field Museum and The Nature Conservancy to produce educational materials for the growing community of natural areas restoration volunteers.

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