Alabama Master Gardeners 26th Annual Conference
Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, Ala.
Birmingham Fern Society Annual Lecture
May 18 - 4 p.m.
Dr. W. Carl Taylor
Dr. Taylor completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri and earned a Ph.D. in Botany from Southern Illinois University.
For many years, Dr. Taylor worked at the Milwaukee Public Museum where he assisted with the development of exhibits, conducted research and served as Chair of the Botany Department. He has taught university courses in biology, botany, plant taxonomy, local flora and molecular systematics. Recently, he served as the Program Director for the National Science Foundation. He is currently retired and volunteers at the Smithsonian National History Museum. He is the author of Arkansas Ferns and Fern Allies.
Dr. Taylor and his wife Jerry live in Arlington, Virginia where they garden in their yard and greenhouse nearly every day.
Dr. Taylor will present “The Case of the Promiscuous Quillworts." He will tell the story of how Isoetes (Quillworts, a fern ally) are recognized and characterized, how the various species are identified, and how their evolutionary history is revealed by molecular data.
Fresh Air Family's Gross Out Camps at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
9am-5pm with before and after care available
$200 for members (Fresh Air Family and Gardens)
$225 for non-members for the week
Early Bird special through March $175 members/$200 non-members
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens,
30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths.
Rising 1st - 4th Grade Students
- Session 1: May 30 - June 3
- Session 2: June 6 - 10
- Session 3: June 13 - 17
- Session 4: June 27 - July 1
- Session 5: July 5 - 8 (Short Session- $195)
- Session 6: July 11 - 15