On Wednesday May 12 at 5:00, Wendy Hodgson, Herbarium Curator Emerita and Senior Research Botanist at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix will be speaking on The Biology of the Grand Canyon.
This will be a ‘virtual’ KSB Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series event, where members of KSB and the public can participate via Zoom.
To join this webinar, click on this following link.
The webinar Passcode is: 052021
A resident of the Sonoran Desert for more than 50 years, she began working at the Desert Botanical Garden in 1974 as an assistant to famed Agave guru Dr. Howard S. Gentry. For the past 20 years she has been studying and documenting the flora of the Grand Canyon region.
According to Hodgson, “It is a safe bet that the vast majority of the millions of people who stare over the edge into the abyss of the Grand Canyon is not wondering what kind of plants are down there. However, the Canyon is … home to over 1800 plant species, representing several diverse vegetation zones and nearly half of Arizona’s total flora – an impressive detail considering Arizona ranks fourth in the country with number of plant species.”