Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 9 am- 12 pm
Price: $30 Member, $35 Non-Member
As the autumn equinox approaches, we’ll explore how wild plants reveal the true nature of the seasons in all their manifestations: long days or long nights, dry or rainy, warm or cool, buzzing with insects, or dormant. Each plant knows not only the season of year, but also the hour of the day or night. Through them, we humans can learn a different way of experiencing time that helps us to bloom as well. Susan Lamb, past Desert View District Ranger-Naturalist at Grand Canyon National Park and current author of over 24 books, will be leading this presentation. We’ll begin the class with an illustrated presentation exploring how plants determine when to bloom, followed by a visit to a number of plants in the gardens to learn about their particular reasons to tell time. We’ll also have a chance to use our imaginations in perceiving the world from a plant’s point of view!
Susan Lamb now lives just outside Flagstaff with her husband, photographer Tom Bean. Author of over two dozen books about the natural world, Susan keeps an almanac of two hundred wildflower species in the forest around her home. She looks forward to sharing her observations and research for her work in progress, an illustrated book called—what else? The Flower Clock: What Wild Plants Tell Us About Time.