Exciting Lectures in 2017!

In addition to creating and sharing their Bloomin’ Wild series, Derek and Fred have been working to create an interesting array of speakers for MBG in 2017. Dates and details will be posted once set.

Botany for Botanical Artists – Registration is Closed
Friday, February 24th & March 3rd, 10 a.m. – noon
A class consisting of two sessions/lectures, each of two hours.
Instructor: Fred Nation
Designed for botanical art students who would appreciate a better understanding of the principles of basic botany from which they draw inspiration (and for anyone who might be interested). While touching on the subjects of morphology and taxonomy the essential focus would be on the botany of flowers and leaves. Highlighting the diagnostic characteristics that are so important to good accurate botanical drawing and documentation, and also for the identification of plants.
Members $40 / NonMem $50

“Landscape Design”, Terry Plauché – Landscape Architect & Designer – Registration is Closed
Friday, March 10th, 2-4:00
Terry Plauché, Landscape Architect, will be presenting from 2-4pm. Terry is well known for his commercial and residential designs and he has long been a friend of MBG.
$10 NonMem, Free Members

“Invasive Exotics”, Fred Nation – Botanist & Author – Registration is Closed
Friday, April 28th, 2-4:00
Fred Nation is a field botanist, environmental consultant, free-lance photographer and writer. Fred teaches various seminars on habitats and ecosystems for Weeks Bay Reserve and conducts workshops on invasive exotic plant controls and plant identification for the USDA Forest Service, The Cooperative Extension System, and Weeks Bay Reserve. He has identified and nominated 25 Alabama State Champion Trees.
$10 NonMem, Free Members

“Paleobotanical Discoveries in Alabama”, Dr. Brian Axsmith – Head of Botany, USA
Friday, May 12th, 2-3:30
$10 NonMem, Free Members

Dr. Axsmith states, “My interest in fossil plants (Paleobotany) is driven by my belief that many of the important questions in vascular plant evolution require paleobotanical answers. My research focus at this time involves fossil plants from the Pliocene (~ 3 million years ago) Citronelle Formation in Mobile and Baldwin counties, Alabama.  Because the Pliocene record in North America is poor and this was a time of extreme global warmth, the local fossils are particularly significant.”
Register through our Online Catalog

“Wildlife of the Longleaf Pine Forest”, Roger Clay – Alabama Dept. of Conservation
Dates TBA