Plant Adaptation Up Close: A Biological and Artistic Interpretation

Monday, May 2, 2016 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House

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On view through March 26, 2017

First shown at the Botanic Garden in 2005, we’re bringing this exhibit back for an encore presentation. In the meanwhile, it has traveled to the New Jersey State Museum, the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Texas, the University of Northern Iowa Museums, and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Michigan!

The Earth's diverse environments create many challenges for plant survival, and plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. This exhibit explores these diverse adaptations, from clinging to rock cliffs to eating other plants.

Biological explanations and artistic photography by Joan Wiener bring to life the resourcefulness and beauty of the plant kingdom. The viewer delves deep into a microscopic realm unseen by the naked eye. Imagine what an insect caught in a Venus flytrap might be seeing. Put on the 3-D glasses and enjoy!

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