Wildflower Talks

Jack Sanders, the author of two books on wildflowers, has been lecturing about and teaching courses on wildflowers for 35 years. He is available to give color-slide talks to any interested organizations.

Jack has presented programs at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, The Connecticut Natural History Museum at the University of Connecticut, Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Md., the Garden Education Center at Greenwich, Conn., Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, Conn., Teatown Reservation in Ossining, N.Y., and for many garden clubs, nature centers, herb societies, Audubon chapters, and libraries in Connecticut and New York.

These sessions last between 60 and 120 minutes (depending on what the sponsoring organization wishes) and cover the natural history, folklore, name origins, uses, and horticulture of wildflowers found in the Northeast.

The talks include projection of up to 100 color slides of wildflowers found in the Northeastern United States.

These slides are the result of more than 30 years of photographing in the wild with fine Nikon equipment. Many shots are close-up, emphasizing the beauty and form of the flowers.

Programs can be keyed to seasons. Spring lectures are the most popular.

The talks can also be varied to emphasize the interest of the group. For example, food and medicinal uses can be highlighted for herb societies while the plants' relationship with birds can be emphasized with Audubon groups.

Fees vary with the distance needed to travel from Ridgefield, in southwestern Connecticut.

For more information on these wildflower programs, e-mail Jack. Please provide 

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