Fulton Windmill Center present 'Spring Wildflowers of the Forest

Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 11:34 am
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Press release submitted by city of Fulton

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 9 a.m. at Fulton's Windmill Cultural Center, Bob Motz will present "Spring Wildflowers of the Forest." At 9 a.m. guests are invited to drink and snack before the program begins at 9:20.
Motz has taught at Rock Island High School, Augustana College, and Black Hawk College. His college major was biology. He continues to teach Genetics during the summer for College for Kids at Black Hawk. He leads bald eagle safaris, too. His program in Fulton will be colored slides with narration and will focus on wildflowers seen March-May in local woods/forests. He will also include natural history stories focusing on edible/poisonous flowers used by pioneers and Native Americans.
The programs are free and the building is easily accessible. The Cultural Center sits opposite Fulton's windmill.

Heather M. Bennett
Tourism Director, City of Fulton
Executive Director, Fulton Chamber of Commerce
415 11th Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 589-4545 phone
(815) 589-4421 fax
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