Name that Plant

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Date(s) - 05/21/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dole Library


Name that Plant: An Interactive ID Game

Presented by Tim Lewis

Your game show host, Tim Lewis, will test your skill and broaden your knowledge of common and uncommon native plants with this engaging photographic review. Tim is an avid native gardener, photographer, and national president of Wild Ones. Using photos taken by himself and by other Wild Ones members, he will take you on an interactive tour to discover the names and notable characteristics of dozens of our most beloved and most important native plants and trees. This will be a fun and entertaining opportunity to hone your native plant ID skills and learn tips and tricks for cultivating them. A Q and A session will follow the photographic overview. This program is free and open to the public.

Tim Lewis is the immediate past president of Wild Ones, serving on the executive committee and has an advisor to the board and served as president for six years. He is also the administrator for the national Facebook page and Facebook discussion group. He served as a director on the national board and had served on the Rock River Valley chapter board in various capacities including president.

He and his wife live in Rockford and their home landscape is mostly native plants. Tim started growing wildflowers in 1991 and in 1996 started to seriously learn about natives and began converting their half acre lot to native plants. Their yard has been featured in numerous yard tours. Tim continues to add native plants to the yard. To help him with this endeavor he built a greenhouse from a kit where he grows a few hundred plants each year.

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