Native Ferns of Illinois

Date: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)

Edward Cope will give a fascinating peek into the world of ferns, discussing their evolutionary history, ecological value, and life cycle. He’ll also examine the benefits of including them in native landscaping and cover the ins and outs of propagation. An overview will also be given on which species are native to the region and where they can be enjoyed in a natural setting.

Speaker Bio:
Edward Cope is a Restoration Ecologist for the Natural Land Institute. He has two degrees from Montana State University in Land Rehabilitation and Wildlife Habitat Management. He has nearly 10 years experience managing native landscapes and propagating rare plants.

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