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Urban Nature: Human Nature

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

The Westport Garden Club welcomes Dr. Peter Del Tredici to speak about spontaneous urban landscaping. Urban ecosystems are the ultimate manifestation of the dynamic interaction between humans and nature—between our desire for neat, orderly landscapes on the one hand and our fear of messy ecological chaos on the other. This presentation will focus on the plants that grow without cultivation in cities and their remarkable ability to flourish in spite of stressful environmental conditions. Cities—along with the plants and animals they support—can be considered “novel” ecosystems that not only reflect a tumultuous past but also preview our unpredictable future. The spontaneous vegetation that inhabits our cities is as cosmopolitan as its people and better adapted to their changing environmental conditions than the native species that once grew there. Like it or not, these novel ecosystems have become the new normal in urban areas and people need to recognize that they not only help make our cities more livable but also help clean up the planet.

Please register for seats in the Library’s Trefz Forum or from home on Zoom.

Details

Date:
January 13
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-nature-human-nature-tickets-227752723527

Organizer

Westport Library
Phone:
203.291.4800
Email:
ref@westportlibrary.org/kids@westportlibrary.org
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Venue

Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Phone:
203.291.4800
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