The Cyperaceae plant family includes sedges (Carex spp.), bulrushes (Schoenoplectus spp.), cottongrasss- es (Eriophorum spp.), spikerushes (Eleocharis spp.), and in Iowa, over 160 species of grass-like, tufted plants with reduced flowers, found primarily in wetlands, but also in prairies, savannas, and woodlands. While identification of these species can be difficult, knowledge of diversity within the Cyperaceae family is critical for assessing habitat floristic quality, collect- ing seeds for restoration projects, and documenting distributions of common and rare plants.
Center for Prairie Studies
Four talented and experienced botanist-educators will be co-leading the Cyperaceae Workshop, June 12-13, 2015.
This summer, the Adult Community Exploration Series will again offer free short courses.
Register by April 22, 2015, to take part in permaculture workshop.
Rural sociologist Ben Winchester explores small-town leadership and the rural brain gain.
Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch, describes ways Iowans can support the recovery of the monarch butterfly.
Tweak, Adapt, Transform: Building a Resilient Future for Agriculture in Iowa and Beyond
Follow The Listening Path: Disparate Times & Places, a soundwalk with Abby Aresty.
Soundscape workshop will feature listening meditations, lecture on soundscape studies, and discussion.
Iowa Humanities Festival accepting photo contest entries through Feb. 15, 2015.