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Ancient Flowers

September 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A seminar given by Dr. Joseph Williams of UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

From Dr. Williams: “In this lecture, I explore the ancient history of flowers. Charles Darwin was preoccupied with flowering plants and why they are so diverse, once calling the problem an “abominable mystery.” What did the first flowers look like and how did they function? Come journey around the world in search of living and fossil analogues of the first flowers. We will climb trees, wade into lakes, and hike through tropical rainforests. Then we will go back in time to see amber-preserved pollinators and the fossil flowers they pollinated. Along the way, we will discover ancient clues as to how today’s garden flower diversity originated.”

September 16th, 2021
Cost: $5 Non-members, Free for Neighbors & Members!


September 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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