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Flora of the Chicago Region

Wild Ones, Greater DuPage Chapter & Sierra Club, River Prairie Group
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Endorsed by Curators:
Feb 10 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha are co-authors of the acclaimed "Flora of the Chicago Region". On Saturday, February 10, 2018, we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming them to a unique event. The Greater DuPage chapter of the Wild Ones along with the Sierra Club,River Prairie Group as a Supporting Organization are sponsoring them at a lecture, followed by a book signing. Their book, retailing for $125.00 will be available for $100.00. One attendee will be selected for a free book, as a door prize.

You may park in the church parking lot or in the lot across the street. On-street parking is prohibited.

Dr. Gerould Wilhelm

Gerould Wilhelm is a renowned botanist, ecologist, and educator. He joined the staff of the Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois, in 1974. Jerrys long tenure at the Morton Arboretum included extensive study of the Chicago Regions flora and ecology. While at the Arboretum, he was the junior author with Floyd Swink on the third and fourth editions of Plants of the Chicago Region (1979; 1994). Since the 1970s, Jerry has been the principal developer of the theory and methodology of Floristic Quality Assessment, which has expanded beyond the Chicago Region to include dozens of states and provinces across North America.

Laura Rericha

Laura Rericha is the quintessential naturalist. Early in life she became fascinated by birds and now is a peerless master of their identity and lover of their natural history. Mentored by Floyd Swink, she has become devoted to the fact that plants and animals do not live in isolation, neither from each other nor from their habitats a view born from direct observation of plants and their species-specific associations. Her talk to us will be focused on insects.


When is the event?

This event is Saturday, February 10. Doors open at 9:00am and the presentation will start promptly at 9:30. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The only practical option for transportation is by car. See the map at the bottom of this webpage. The location is south of I-88. Take Diehl Road east of Naperville Road. You may park in the church lot or in the overflow lot associated with the building across the street. Do not park on the side of the road or you may get a ticket.

Where is the overflow lot?

Return to Diehl Road, turn right and then right again into the driveway at Edward-Elmhurst Health Center. Proceed to the north lot. There is a footpath at the northeast corner of the lotthat will take you to the church property.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are given if you cancel your registration by February 8.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring it because it will make checking in faster. You do not need to print a ticket if you can display it on your phone. If you forget your ticket, we will look up your name on the registration list; however, it will slow things down.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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