Native wildflower plantings support wild bee abundance and diversity in agricultural landscapes, according to a recent NIH study. Global trends in bee-dependent crops point toward increasing need to expand the use of wildflowers in the US.  Wildflower botanist and 10-year member of RCFC, Don Eversoll will present a slide program on COLORADO WILDFLOWERS, along with a story line about how his former company, BEAUTY BEYOND BELIEF, came to life.
Don has lectured extensively for 30 years in eight western states on the role of wildflowers and native plants in domestic gardens, in public parks, and on U.S. golf courses. He is trained in golf course design, and won an award for his work on Los Pinos Golf Course in 1989 for MOST POPULAR PUBLIC COURSE IN THE U.S.   He is also a frequent lecturer at CSU'S OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute.  "SO YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?" will be his next presentation. Don is the author of "Secrets From My Grandma's Garden", and is working on a new book, "The Lonely Clock That Kept Losing Time".
Don is a former RCFC board member, the founder of our club's Investing Fellowship, and has been involved over the years in the Four-Way Test, Children's Garden, CSU Athletic Program, Peach Festival, Highway Cleanup, Merit Badge University, High School Exit Interviews, New West Music Festival, and Junior Achievement.   He and his wife Terri will celebrate their 50th anniversary in October.  They are the parents of Steve, Chris, and Katie.  A native of Kearney, and graduate of the University of Nebraska, Don is also a former president and chairman of the board of the Nebraska Business Communicators. He served as the Director of Public Relations for two large companies in Omaha prior to moving to the Fort in 1956.  He says he enjoys coming to Rotary because 'a lot of my heroes and role models are here'.