Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series
This annual series features research taking place in Manitoba’s natural habitats. Presentations take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Space is limited so please call the museum in advance to save your seats.
January 15, 2019
Rarest of the Rare: Manitoba’s Endangered Plants
Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson – Curator of Botany, Manitoba Museum
The term endangered species conjures up images of majestic mammals and colourful orchids in remote places of the world. But Manitoba also has rare species, although they are not always what you would expect. Dr. Bizecki Robson will talk about her years studying the rarest plants of Manitoba. Her research on the pollinators of the rare Western Silvery Aster and Hairy Prairie-clover plants will be highlighted as well as her recent documentation of a new species of Canadian water-lily. You will come away with a new appreciation of the plant world and the intricate ties that bind species together.