Spring Beauties: Vernal Wildflowers of Central Illinois

After a long winter, many people anxiously await the new growth of spring. Please join Jamie Ellis and learn the names of some common spring wildflowers found in the region, how to identify them, and where to find them.”

James (Jamie) Ellis is the natural areas coordinator for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Trained in botany, plant ecology, and natural resource management at the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan, he has published articles on prairie ecology, conservation, and management for both academic and general audiences. He is a long-time member and volunteer with Grand Prairie Friends, a natural areas conservation organization and land trust based in east-central Illinois.

This program is co-sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District. The event will be a virtual presentation via Zoom on April 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm. There is no fee for this event. Pre-registration is required  by April 8, 2022. Please include your email address so that we can send you the Zoom link shortly before the presentation.

 If you have any questions, please contact Holly Froning, Master Gardener Coordinator at froning@illinois.edu or 815-933-8337.