Return to Crete: Wildflowers and History on a Mediterranean Island

The Greek island of Crete is one of the largest of the Mediterranean islands. The island hosts a diverse landscape of beaches, mountains, gorges, and plateaus, and a flora that is the result of many millennia of interaction between nature and the island’s residents. As a child, Ed Alverson and his family lived on Crete for a year, and in 2019 he returned to explore the island’s history and botany. Ed’s presentation will highlight the many interesting features of Crete’s flora, as well as the ways that traditional land uses sustain the native flora.
Ed Alverson currently works as the Natural Areas Coordinator for Lane County Parks in Eugene, Oregon. Ed has a BS in Biology from The Evergreen State College and a MS in Botany from Oregon State University, and has worked as a field botanist and stewardship ecologist in the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years. Ed has also authored or co-authored more than 50 popular and scientific articles on a variety of botanical and ecological topics, from plant taxonomy and ecology to botanical history and exploration, as well as revised keys for a number of fern families for the 2nd Edition of Flora of the Pacific Northwest.
You are invited to a free Zoom webinar.
When: Thursday February 4, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l1XS_T2wRW2PH38-njEEXA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Public invited!
Photo credit: Ed Alverson

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