Citizen scientist profile: Susan


After Susan retired from her career as a nurse practitioner, she joined her sister and began volunteering at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2011. Though she spends spring and summer working in the rose garden, Susan volunteers her time to the Echinacea Project during the winter months. She contributes to our research by cleaning Echinacea heads and counting achenes (she has counted 30,000 achenes!). Outside of her work at the Garden, Susan enjoys spending time biking, golfing, and spending time outdoors.

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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