Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Saving the Wild South: The Fight for Native Plants on the Brink of Extinction
with Georgann Eubanks, Author
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST, followed by a book-signing - more details to come
Location: Hybrid - Virtual and In-person attendance options (see below for more information)
Free; $5 suggested fee; preregistration required
This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.
In-person option: A limited number of seats will be available in the Reeves Auditorium, with masks required indoors. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.
The American South is famous for its astonishingly rich biodiversity. In her new book Saving the Wild South, Georgann Eubanks takes a wondrous trek from Alabama to North Carolina to search out native plants that are endangered and wavering on the edge of erasure. Even as she reveals the intricate beauty and biology of the South’s plant life, she also shows how local development and global climate change are threatening many species, some of which have been graduated to the federal list of endangered species. In this presentation, which also features color images from the book, Georgann will give an overview of the plants and people she visited across the region with a special focus on the species that are among the specimens in the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Saving the Wild South: The Fight for Native Plants on the Brink of Extinction (now available from UNC Press) See wildsouth.net to order a signed copy