Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives”is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum wherereaders come together to discuss a book once a month and share in thereading experience.
The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants willneed to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. Call610-328-8025 to register.
September 11: The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature by David George Haskell
October 9: Gaia by James Lovelock
November 13: Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul by Scott Weidensaul
December 11: Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass by Gary Paulsen
January 8: The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet by Jim Robbins
February 12: The Backyard Parables by Margaret Roach
Andrew Bunting, curator, toured Uruguay in December 2012 with birdingtour group Field Guides. He explored myriad habitats includingcoastline, marshes, rivers, and the extensive grasslands that make upmost of the southern, South American country of Uruguay. Manyinteresting native plants will be discussed including palms, native Canna and over a dozen Eryngium.
Free and open to the public, Travels at Twelveis an informal way to share what has been seen and discovered invarious gardens and natural spaces both in the United States andabroad. Held from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts CenterCinema at Swarthmore College.
Join Scott Associates and staff for a special presentation by Charles Birnbaum,the Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).TCLF is the only not-for-profit foundation in America dedicated toincreasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importanceand irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. A festivereception will follow.
Entrance is free and the public is welcome! Please RSVP online or call 610-328-8025