Ugly Nature Conference Shines a Light on Natural Beauty in Small Places | New
For the most part, the idea of ”spending time in nature” would probably not immediately conjure up the idea of exploring wasteland or examining insects and weeds, let alone enjoying such. quality time after dark. But even among the most humble flora and fauna, nature offers moments of beauty and fascination, according to poet and naturalist Charles Hood. He’ll explain how to look for those moments in an online chat on September 3, 7 p.m., as part of Woodside Arts & Culture’s First Friday Discussions.
And Hood should know: he has studied natural environments in regions as diverse as the South Pole, Tibet and the Amazon, and he has written 16 books and field guides, including guides to the birds and mammals of California.
Her latest book, “A Salad Only the Devil Would Eat: The Joys of Ugly Nature”, is a collection of humorous and informative essays that explore how Mother Nature is, frankly, still quite amazing, no matter what form it takes. ‘she takes, condors. to cactus pests. The book is expected to be published in early November.
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