Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Orchid madness -- UPDATE!

This update comes from Michael Stieber, our library administrator:

Do Orchids interest & fascinate you? If so, perhaps the following Trees of Life lecture will please you.

Peter Bernhardt and Retha Meier - both orchid biologists at St. Louis University and the Missouri Botanical Garden - will speak about Darwin's orchids and orchid books "with plenty of surprises for the audience" here at The Morton Arboretum.

The official title of their full color, full of orchids presentation in the Sterling Morton Library, March 10, Tuesday night, from 7 to 8.30 pm, is "Charles Darwin: The Flowering of Evolutionary Theory (1862 - the present day).

Bernhardt is an entertaining writer as well - 4 books for the general reader on many unusual and remarkable plants and lifestyles among the plants (The Rose's Kiss, Wily Violets Underground, Gods and Godesses in the Garden, for example). The Arboretum Store's Book Buyer will be on hand with copies of books to sell & Peter will be happy to autograph any and all.

Please mark your calendar and come learn fascinating secrets of orchids and Darwin's pioneering work on it that led Bernhardt and Meier to continue the investigations today in Australia and elsewhere.
Complete details can be found HERE.

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