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Endangered Plant Art Exhibit at Everglades National Park

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Date: March 17, 2011
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714; Media Contact

Unique Endangered Plant Art Exhibit at Everglades National Park Coe Visitor Center

Homestead Florida - Update: A special program will be held at Everglades National Park as part of this exhibit.

Beautiful but Imperiled Plants and The Animals that Depend on Them:A Lecture/Gallery Tour at the Everglades National Park Sunday Evening, March 20, 7:00 pm

Jimi Sadle, Everglades National Park Botanist, will provide a talk on Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 pm about the issues surrounding endangered plants and the animals that depend on them in South Florida and the Everglades. This will be followed by a gallery tour and a meet-the-artist reception in the Ernest Coe Visitor Center Gallery in the Everglades National Park, Homestead Florida. Ultra-rare native orchids and endangered, threatened or endemic plants and butterflies are some of the subjects of the talk (see earlier release below)

Refreshments will be served. Directions to the Park can be found on the website at http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm or by calling the Park at (305) 242-7700.-NPS Update-

Homestead Florida: Culture and environment all in one - a great reason to get out in this beautiful south Florida weather and see your National Park. Come experience the exquisite beauty of endangered plants in south Florida’s National Parks at a unique Art Exhibit in the park's visitor center gallery!

Ultra-rare native orchids and endangered, threatened or endemic plants and butterflies are some of the subjects of a month-long art exhibit at the Coe Visitor Center. The exhibit, entitled “Endangered and Endemic: Beautiful but Threatened Plants and the Animals that Depend on Them,” is a collaboration between local photographers and botanical artists. It can be viewed free every day from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 1 – 31, 2011.

The exhibit has works from a broad range of artists interested in our natural resources. Local wildflower expert and author, Roger Hammer, will be showing his photographs, as will Keith Bradley, Assistant Director of the Institute for Regional Conservation and premier plant photographer. Kathleen Konicek-Moran, a long-time volunteer for Everglades National Park is contributing watercolors and works in pencil to the show. In addition, seven members of the Tropical Botanic Artists (Margie Bauer, Silvia Bota, Marge Brown, Marie Chaney, Susan Cumins, Pauline Goldsmith and Leo Hernandez), an organization based out of the Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Coral Gables, are showing works. A special guest contributor is O.M. Braida, internationally known botanic artist and teacher at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.

Directions to the Park can be found on the website at http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm or by calling the Park at (305) 242-7700.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Many of the orchids found within the Everglades are "epiphytic," growing on host trees that are used for support. This adaptation allows a variety of plants to grow in an otherwise harsh environment.