Birds & Bees Educational Series

Upcoming:

Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, March 25th
10:00 – 12:00

Please join us March 25th at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor center at 10:00 am for a fascinating presentation on how flowering plants became and remain the dominant plants on land. The talk will begin with some geological history, move on to the anatomy of typical leaves, then to the adaptations of leaves to different environmental conditions, including adaptations of many rhododendron leaves.

The talk will end with a discussion of why Goethe thought all plant parts derive from leaves and why he may have been correct so long ago. The program to last about forty-five minutes. Coffee and refreshments provided. This Series is made possible through a grant by the McLean Foundation. The Humboldt Botanical Gardens is partnering with the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge to present monthly educational programs titled “The Birds and Bees Educational Series” focusing on plants, animals and insects of the North Coast Region.

This Series is made possible through a grant by the McLean Foundation. The Humboldt Botanical Gardens is partnering with the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge to present monthly educational programs titled “The Birds and Bees Educational Series” focusing on plants, animals and insects of the North Coast Region.

About Our Speaker

Bruce Palmer- a member of the Eureka Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. Bruce retired in 1993 as Professor Emeritus in biology from the University of Hawaii System, Maui Community College. For 25 years he taught lower-division biology courses and for six years was Dean of Instruction (Chief Academic Officer). Bruce is the author of the “Word of the Month” in the local Rhododendron Society Newsletter, and “The Garden Word” in the Humboldt Botanical Garden’s Botanical Guardian and “The Word” in the Journal American Rhododendron Society. Bruce was the recipient of the University of Hawaii Regents’ medal for Excellence in Education in 1975 and of the American Rhododendron Society’s Gold Medal in 2015.

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