Wildflower expert and conservationist Whitney Tilt presents a lecture titled “Wildflowers, Wildlands, and Tomorrow’s Stewards” through the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Draper Museum of Natural History Lunchtime Expedition Series on Thursday, October 4, at 12:15 p.m. in the Coe Auditorium. The talk is free to the public.
Tilt discusses the connection between wildflower appreciation and conservation. He introduces his audience to the wide variety of wildflowers native to the Greater Yellowstone Area and discusses contemporary challenges in conservation. He concludes with a discussion of how his audience can help secure a future of positive stewardship of the land.
Whitney Tilt earned a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale. He operates a consulting business that specializes in natural resource issues and has recently developed field guides for smart phones and tablets. He is also the author of Flora of Montana’s Gallatin Region. Tilt has worked on a number of special conservation projects that range from water allocation to the black-footed ferret to the Asian tiger. He has also worked for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Sonoran Institute, and the National Audubon Society.
Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West.