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Did you know that some plants are carnivorous? Oaks have flowers? Some seeds can remain dormant in the soil for many decades? Come learn about these facts and more on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Visitor and Research Center, located at the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park. Join Tova Spector on an adventure into the “Wild World of Wildflowers” as part of the 2017 Four Corner Lecture Series. This program is free and open to the public.
Wildflowers are found throughout the world and have developed fascinating adaptations. In the Four Corners area, wildlflowers have evolved to thrive in the arid climate and on unique geological soils. Come explore the fascinating adaptations of wildflowers and their conservation with emphasis on adaptations of plants found in the Four Corners area.
Tova Spector is a plant ecologist for Mesa Verde National Park. She has worked in Colorado Plateau, Gulf Coast and West Africa as a plant biologist. She has a special fondness for oaks, old growth trees, and rare plants.
The Four Corners Lecture Series features presentations about the archaeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of this spectacular area. All programs are free and open to the public.
The Four Corners Lecture Series is sponsored by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations; Edge of the Cedars; Sunflower Theater; Friends of Cedar Mesa; Canyon Country Discovery Center; San Juan Basin Archaeological Society; Hisatsinom Chapter Colorado Archaeological Society; Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; Cortez Cultural Center; KSJD Dryland Community Radio; National Park Service; Bureau of Land Management; Mesa Verde Museum Association; Fort Lewis College Office of the President, Department of Anthropology and Center of Southwest Studies. For a list of other programs in the series, go to www.nps.gov/meve/planyourvisit/4c_lectureseries.htm.