With Dr. George Wilder, Curator of the Herbarium of Southwestern Florida at Naples Botanical Garden.
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Class Title: Flora of Marco Island
Instructor: George Wilder
Class Description: Dr. George Wilder, Curator of the Herbarium of Southwestern Florida at Naples Botanical Garden, will present his six-year study of the wild flora of Marco Island. This island is considered the largest of all the 10,000 Islands, a region of mysterious mangroves and historical shell mounds. Dr. Wilder will discuss the natural habitats and some of the 400 species of plants he documented during his study. Light refreshments will be served at this event.
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 5:00pm
Instructor Bio: Dr. Wilder obtained his PhD degree in Botany at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and he did postdoctoral work at Harvard University. He served as a Professor of Biology at Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio). He is the author of numerous technical papers pertaining to plant anatomy, plant morphology, and plant taxonomy. George retired from academia in 2002, and he currently serves as the Botanist and Herbarium Curator at Naples Botanical Garden. At the Garden he maintains an herbarium (collection of preserved plant specimens \) that currently includes more than 35,000 specimens collected by him.