Annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture:
In the Footsteps of Spring: Retracing Naturalists Edwin Way Teale and John K. Terres
with John Harris, director, Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce University
Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
In February 1947, Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie set out to trace the progress of spring from the Everglades to the summit of Mount Washington. The record of their 17,000 mile odyssey later became a best-selling book, North with the Spring. Almost two decades later another noted naturalist, John K. Terres, employed seasonal change to describe the natural world surrounding Mason Farm. Intrigued by these astute observers, in 2012 John R. Harris set out to retrace the paths of Teale and Terres, walking in their footsteps guided by their words. His work Returning North With the Spring and this presentation will offer highlights from these wild places—noting what's been lost and celebrating how much remains.
A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
Free, preregistration required.