What is happening to our forests, and what can we do to save them? Biologist and nature writer Dr. Joan Maloof, author of Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests, will discuss her love affair with ancient trees and the myriad flora and fauna that live in their midst. A scientist with a poet’s heart, she will transport you to some of the 26 forests she explored for this book and invite you to care about these imperiled lands as much as she does.
Maloof has worked with trees from all angles: as a horticulturalist, as an ecologist, and now as a writer and activist. She will read from Among the Ancients and from her first book, Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest, and will discuss her latest venture—the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization that aims to identify and protect at least one forest in every county in the nation that is capable of supporting a forest ecosystem.
This will be a celebration of the arboreal. Join your fellow tree huggers for an engaging and inspiring afternoon.
Registration required. Fee: $15 members, $20 general public
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Among the Ancients
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
12610 Eveland Road
Ridgely, MD 21660