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Plant Blindness

  • Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield Street Oak Park, IL, 60304 United States (map)

We could not survive without plants. Yet, the public largely overlooks this entire set of organisms. Children recognize conspicuous animals or the Nike swish, but will struggle to name more than a few plants. Botanist Chris Benda will introduce the concept of “plant blindness”: the inability to notice and understand the amazing diversity of plants that surround us every day. How can we change this trend? Chris will share his ideas. Sponsored by West Cook Wild Ones.

Earlier Event: September 13
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Later Event: September 17
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