An Evening at the Hook March 14: 'Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants'
The lecture series An Evening at the Hook continues its 10th anniversary celebration with “Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, hosted by Dr. Susan Yost, an educator at Delaware State University’s Claude E. Phillips Herbarium. Visitors will learn about the edible and medicinal uses of plants of forests, fields and backyards in Delaware.
This presentation focuses on native and naturalized plants in Delaware and how they have been used as food and medicine, such as plants used traditionally as folk remedies and by Native Americans. This program also includes examples of a few other notable medicinal plants, and features about 15 to 20 displays of pressed plant specimens. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, An Evening at the Hook highlights this nation’s abundant and diverse natural resources, particularly close to home at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Featured on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Refuge Auditorium, these hourlong programs provide an opportunity to learn intriguing facts about the region's plants, animals, environment and cultural history.
The lectures are free, open to the public and fun for the entire family. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the refuge at 302-684-8419 for more information.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on this work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.