Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Native Plants and their "Liaisons"

How does a New England aster connect with a tufted titmouse? Why is purple-top grass important to red-tailed hawks? Do all female great spangled fritillary butterflies seek violets? The interconnectedness of nature is a recurring theme in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac. Come learn from Mark Gormel, the Conservancy's horticultural coordinator, about many common but frequently underappreciated connections between native plants and the wildlife in our region. Mark will present a beautifully illustrated and engaging look at understanding, enabling and sustaining these plants and the relationships that go with them, all with an eye on reducing the amount of time and materials required to reap the rewards of being a good steward on your piece of the earth. T

Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
The presentation is free for Conservancy members and included in museum admission for non-members. The museum and galleries will open at 6 p.m.


Photo by Mark Gormel.
This program is part of the Community Read of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac (1949), a seminal book about conservation and land stewardship. The book is available in the museum shop and online. Through the leadership of Longwood Gardens and with the participation of other conservations organizations and libraries, programs will take place throughout the spring.