Explore the mysteries of the world's most compelling natural history stories. Why do leaves change color and fall? What hidden cues and events define that process? Why are some plants toxic and others edible? What informs the production of these poisons and what do they do in our bodies? How is that some plant species can overpower us with fragrance? How has plant fragrance evolved and what are the different strategies adopted by plants to use smells to both attract and repel? Every year Spring returns like a miracle. What invisible chemistry governs these changes, and how can this delicate process be affected by a changing climate? We’ll address all these questions and more during this course in an effort to inspire curious minds to embrace the hidden wonders of the botanical world.