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Indiana's Plants & Their Unique Adaptations

Embark on a floristic adventure! Join botanist Nathanael Pilla as he unveils the secrets of some of Indiana’s fascinating early season flora. From familiar favorites to hidden wonders, you'll discover the unique features that make these plants. Nathanael will also delve into the intriguing origins of their names, sharing stories that bring these botanical marvels to life. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or a curious newcomer, prepare to be surprised and delighted by the hidden world of Indiana's incredible plants!

Nathanael J. Pilla is a charismatic botanist, performer, teacher, and when not writing, singing, or botanizing, he is studying philosophy. He fell in love with plants while living in Minneapolis and moved to Indiana to pursue botany where he received his Master of Science in biology from Purdue University. Nathanael is an active public speaker and nature enthusiast whose written work has appeared in peerreviewed journals, including the “Great Lakes Botanist” and “Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science”. His most recent publication was the book, Wildflowers of the Indiana Dunes National Park, published by Indiana University Press and co-written by botanist Scott Namestnik. Currently residing in northwest Indiana, Nathanael continues to enrich his community with his knowledge and infectious love for the natural world.

Join us on April 18th at St. Benedicts Brew Works from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Book Signing - 6:00pm

Presentation - 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Ask about our guided nature hike!
Limited space, RSVP Required

1:00pm - Ferdinand State Forest

Contact ISAC Dubois County at or 812-482-1171 to learn more.

Invasive Species Awareness Coalition (ISAC) Dubois County
Saint Benedicts Brew Works
Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD)
Clean Water Indiana (CWI)
Purdue Extension - Foresty and Natural Resources

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