UNC-TV's Earnhardt to discuss book and native plants

  • Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:47 p.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:50 p.m.
Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt
Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt

BELMONT, N.C. – Tom Earnhardt, author and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina will be at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on May 6 at noon when he will present Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's monthly First Tuesday program.
 
In addition to presenting his take on use of native species in the North Carolina landscape, Earnhardt will also sign copies of his book, Crossroads of the Natural World Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt. It will be available for purchase in The Garden Store.
 
In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Earnhardt, a lifelong conservationist and lawyer by trade, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire.
 
Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage in a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than 60 years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.

For more information about this and other events at the Garden visit http://www.dsbg.org/events.php
 
First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-825-4490.

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