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SFCC MOFAC Opens Wildflower Wayside Shrine

Submitted by on March 18, 2011 – 11:02 amNo Comment

South Florida Community College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture opened its first outdoor exhibition, the Wildflower Wayside Shrine, on Thursday, March 17. The exhibition features a walking trail through the scrub habitat with shrine boxes installed along the way. Each shrine box is dedicated to an endemic or endangered plant species found on the Lake Wales Ridge. SFCC Foundation executive director Don Appelquist (left) and SFCC president Dr. Norm Stephens examine the prickly pear shrine box located on the trail.

Each shrine box located along the trail contains information about the plant it represents, as well as guestbook for visitors to sign and write down their observations.

SFCC student Chieu Nguyen (left), Billie Beard, and Carol First examine the endemic plants located along the Wildflower Wayside Shrine walking trail.

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