Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ecology Walk

Claire Ellenwood discusses prospects for a tall grass prairie ecosystem at the Brick Works.

I went to one of the Evergreen events at the Brick Works. The ecology walk was a tour of the quarry ponds led by Claire Ellenwood. Claire, a botanist by training, was quite knowledgeable about the site and knew more about some of the plants then I did (although she mistakenly called an Equisetum arvense a Cirsium arvense but that's a minor quibble).

Overall the tour was quite informative. About 40 people attended so they are not having any problems with advertising. You can check out the rest of their events on their website.

Bonus picture: a bee sups on a Cup Plant flower (Silphium perfoliatum)

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