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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wildflowers of Colorado presentation, Wed. January 28th

Wild Ones presents: Wildflower Tour of Colorado

During one of the coldest, darkest days of winter, come join us to celebrate the bright and cheery botany of summertime in the mountains. Colorado is home to a wide variety of wildflowers, some are also native to Wisconsin like wild bergamot, green-headed coneflower and harebells, while others such as corn lily, monument plant and elephant flower are endemic to their mountain homes. Frank Hassler from Good Oak Ecological Services will give us a lesson on mountain ecology and a guided tour of colorful flora that inhabits the foothills, mountain meadows and alpine tundra. Get in the mood: Dress for warm sunny weather and, if you can, bring a summer-time treat to share.

This event will be held on Wednesday January 28th at 7 p.m. at the Sequoya Branch Library, located at 513 S Midvale Blvd, Madison.

Presented by the Madison Chapter of Wild Ones: Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. For more information, contact Frank Hassler:

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