November 13, 2015
Changing Landscapes and Flora: From Thoreau's Time to Today
Sunday, November 15, 2:30 pm
Wayland Public Library
12 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA
In recent years, much scholarly attention and press have been given to Concord's historic botanical record. Thoreau's descriptive and detailed accounts of his town's flora and landscapes inspired generations of lay botanists, naturalists, and scholars to revisit, expand, document, and analyze this dynamic and changing landscape for more than 170 years. How has the landscape and flora changed and what has influenced these changes? Who are some of the principal explorers, record-keepers, and scientists - past and present - who have played a role in creating and maintaining this botanical legacy? How can Concord's historically deep botanical record inform us today? Naturalist and photographer, Cherrie Corey, has been working at the heart of this story for the past several years. She will share with us her field explorations and observations, collaborations, and intimate photographs that reveal an at once historic and living landscape that is, at once, both rapidly changing yet enduring...that relies on our deeper understanding and careful stewardship.
Co-sponsored by the Wayland Historical Society and Wayland Public Library.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the talk.