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Monday, May 11- In search of the elusive Sprengel’s Sedge


4 - Rick GardnerMonday, May 11- In search of the elusive Sprengel’s Sedge: An informative and entertaining sojourn with Ohio’s State Botanist, Rick Gardner, Chief Botanist, ODNR. Meeting in on the 2nd floor Community Room, LCNB Building, 30 Park Place West at 7:30 PM in uptown Oxford.   

This month’s talk provides a lens into the study of Ohio’s diverse flora. Travel with Rick Gardener while searching for and monitoring state listed plants, preserving Ohio’s natural heritage, and past and future Ohio field botanists. Rick is one of those rare individuals who has been able to live his life as a botanist and bring his unique perspective in preserving the best of the wild Ohio landscape.

Rick Gardner graduated from Miami University with a B.S. degree in botany and he is the Chief Botanist of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). He has been field botanist in Ohio for over twenty years having worked for the Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the state of Ohio. Rick became a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University herbarium in 2011. During his field time he has discovered many new native and non-native species to the state.

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