Lewis and Clark Botanical Legacy

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We’ll take the morning to review and revel in the history, discovery, and biology of the Lewis and Clark “Voyage of Discovery.” Join naturalist and photographer Bob Case as he recounts some of the amazing geographical and biological discoveries made by the Corps. The morning session will review the entire voyage from conception in Monticello, across the continent and back to St. Louis. The afternoon session will focus on the 176 plants that Lewis and Clark discovered with a short walk in the Garden to find and discuss these species. The botanical collections tell an exciting story in themselves, considering the multitude of sites and habitats visited by the expedition. This session features a Lewisia and Clarkia review with the possibility of seeing them in bloom. Many plants collected by the corps will be seen and studied.  Bring a lunch if you plan to attend both sessions.

Cost:  $10 Members; $12 Non-Members per Session
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