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Citizen scientist profile: Char

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Following her tenure as an elementary school teacher and tutor, Char decided to pursue her lifelong interest in the natural world and began volunteering at the Chicago Botanic Garden in the early 1990s. Before joining the Echinacea Project, she worked to restore the Botanic Garden’s prairies and woodlands. Char specializes in cleaning Echinacea heads and has been a member of our dedicated volunteer team since 2001. Aside from her work with the Echinacea Project, Char has been monitoring butterflies at the Chicago Botanic Garden for the past 20 years in association with the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network.

This is one in a series of profiles recognizing the hard work and dedication of citizen scientists volunteering for the Echinacea Project at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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