Citizen scientist profile: Marty


Marty, a retired high school chemistry teacher, began volunteering at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2004. Although she remains skeptical of biology, Marty grew up gardening and enjoyed working with plants in the production garden. She joined the Echinacea Project in 2014 and has been busy scanning and counting Echinacea achenes. In her spare time, Marty enjoys spending time outdoors at her summer home in Maine. She also competes regularly in the senior Olympics with her volleyball team!

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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