Botanical Exploration in the Everglades 11/1/13

Botanical Exploration in the Everglades
Sunday, 11/01/2013 – 11/30/2013 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Coe Center, Everglades National Park
40001 State Rd. 9336,
Homestead, Florida 33034
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Cost: FREE

The Tropical Botanic Artists in collaboration with Everglades National Park will present “Botanical Exploration in the Everglades” at the Ernest Coe Center at Everglades National Park in Homestead, Florida, November 1–30, 2013. The Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The exhibition features 27 original watercolor portraits of plants discovered in the Everglades by 19th and 20th century botanists, and designated with common and scientific names that reflect those intrepid plant explorers.
Artist Kathleen Konicek-Moore and Everglades botanist Jimi Sadle co-curated the exhibition, which is supplemented by a documentary film by local videographer Eric Raits. The film deals with early botanists who braved the biting insects, large reptiles, and poisonous plants that made the Everglades one of the country’s last frontiers of botanical exploration.

Included in the show are informational panels about botanical exploration and field collecting, how plants are named, and ways Everglades plants were used by native peoples.

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