Wild bergamot on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by A. Armstrong, courtesy of Blue Ridge Parkway/National Park Service
DateWednesday, February 15, 2023 - 11:00am
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a botanical wonderland! While the national park is cherished by many for its outstanding scenery and thoughtful landscape design, it is also well known for its spectacular flora. But have you ever wondered why such botanical diversity occurs along the Parkway? In this free 30-minute talk, Dr. Chris Ulrey, Plant Ecologist for the Blue Ridge Parkway, will delve into what makes the flora of the Parkway so diverse and will discuss other botanical projects, such as rare plant monitoring, that he is working on. This talk will get you itching for the arrival of spring wildflowers and more.