Join us for this third event in Aullwood’s exciting 2017 Winter Speaker Series, OHIO'S NATURAL HERITAGE. The series features six programs about Ohio’s beautiful landscapes and the fascinating plants and animals that make Ohio their home. Programs will be held on consecutive Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on January 15, 22 and 29 and February 5, 12 and 19. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child, with Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members admitted free. Programs begin at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Rd, Dayton OH 45414.
Did you know that Ohio is home to nearly 50 different species of wild orchid? They are some of our most visually stunning and/or rare wildflowers and come in a wide array of shapes, colors and sizes. Come find out more about these intricate plants and their life histories, diversity, distributions, traits etc. featuring photography from Andrew's many botanical travels to find and study these remarkable plants.
Andrew Lane Gibson is a field botanist for the Ohio Division of Natural Areas & Preserves where he monitors, surveys and manages the state's rare flora and ecosystems. He studied wildlife management and biology at Hocking College, and plant biology and ecology at Ohio University. An overall naturalist, Andrew is also an ardent nature photographer and writer, publishing a popular nature blog, The Buckeye Botanist.