Regional Restoration Events
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“Invisible and Visible Mending” a Virtual Exhibit of New Ecological Restoration-Themed Monotypes to Open Friday
June 26 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm
“Sometimes ecological restoration activities can be “eco-revelatory”, that is, can reveal what are otherwise un-noticed behaviors or functions in the ecosystem. This helps us understand how things work. For example, planting a whole bunch of Little Bluestem in a long weaving drift of a pattern, oriented in such a way so that in the late afternoon on a certain trail it simply glows in the sun, and you can’t help but learn what this grass looks like and how the seed fluffs to blow with the wind. Or, leaving a permanent vegetation sampling quadrat in the field, drawing attention to changes in species richness over time: two years ago, it was all switchgrass; today, it has five other flowering species to count.”
“This virtual exhibit explores fractures and wounds in the landscape, and mending that happens with ecological restoration, both invisibly and visibly.”