Mosses of the Chicago Region

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Date(s) - 11/15/2020
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Online Meeting: Free registration required

Can you guess how many species of moss are found in the Chicago region? Can you name one? 

The moss flora of the Chicago region is understudied, and the research across the region is difficult to trace. Join Edward Warden for a virtual walk through our current knowledge of moss diversity in the region utilizing a century of literature and herbarium records. Afterwards, we’ll discuss what steps can be taken next to begin filling in the knowledge gaps and how to encourage the tiny flora to grow at home.


Edward Warden is a lifelong Chicago resident and urban naturalist. He works across the Chicago region to foster community around and appreciation for the urban environment through the use of stewardship, social media, and interpretive techniques. He is currently a Conservation Stewardship Coordinator at the John G. Shedd Aquarium and serves as President of the Chicago Ornithological Society. When not looking to the sky, he’s busy holding everyone up because he really needs to stop to check out and ID this cool moss. Edward blogs at:

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