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There is still time to register for November’s class on Darwin and his work with plants!



Tropaeolum pentaphyllum - J. McNabCharles Darwin, Botanist
November 11 and 18, 2009
Michael Stieber, Library Administrator and Reference Librarian, The Morton Arboretum

Delve deeper into Charles Darwin’s life, his trip around the world, and his pioneering studies of flowering plants. After returning from his voyage on the Beagle (1831-1836), Charles Darwin renewed his childhood interest in plants. By his death in 1882, he had written seven major books on pollinators and pollinating mechanisms, insectivorous plants, the power of movement in plants, one specifically on climbing plants, and a pioneering work on orchid biology. Join Michael to explore the current library exhibit, discuss Darwin’s family life and background, the voyage that led to his intense studies on the origin of so many species, and several of his significant contributions to the plant sciences.

Class Schedule

11/11/2009, Wed, 7:00PM –  8:30PM

11/18/2009, Wed, 7:00PM  –  8:30PM


Member Fee: $36.00

Non Member Fee: $46.00


Sterling Morton Library


Register for this class online or by phone (630) 719-2468

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