Nancy Ross Hugo's Seeing Trees
Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
Join nature author and lecturer Nancy Ross Hugo for a presentation inspired by her work for her book ‘Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees’
“Nancy Ross Hugo shares some of the secrets she and photographer Robert Llewellyn discovered in their intense, two-year investigation of the seeds, catkins, cones, flowers, resting buds, emerging leaves, and other small phenomena usually overlooked on backyard trees. She argues these intimate details are as exciting to watch as birds and that by becoming more familiar with them, observers will better appreciate both the ecological services and landscape value of trees.
As the garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, she wrote about natural history and gardening. As education manager of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, she supervised adult and children's education. She is the author of Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners and, with Dr. Jeffrey Kirwan, of Remarkable Trees of Virginia. Her latest book, Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday Trees, published by Timber Press in 2011, has been described as "a book to change us all into unabashed tree worshipers" (Seattle Times)."
Light refreshments provided.
Registration opens on Monday, September 23rd at 8am.
This event will take place in the Administration Building at the US National Arboretum.