Join us for a virtual Spring Break at the Park! Mesa Verde’s Chief of Natural Resources, Tova Spector, will present an overview of the Park’s rare plants and wildflowers.
Mesa Verde National Park supports a high diversity of rare plants and wildflowers. The presentation will explore why they are so special and how the research being conducted on these unique plants is vital to help us understand and protect these species.
Tova Spector received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of Florida. Tova is passionate about the restoration of ecosystems and the recovery of rare plants in the Southeast and the Intermountain West of the United States. Her love of plants and native ecosystems began while working with her mother in the garden, playing in the creek on her family’s farm and during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.
The conversation will be moderated by Mesa Verde Foundation Board Member, Monica Buckle (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma).