Our cities and towns may seem harsh and unwelcoming to vegetation, but in the new field guide, Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast by Harvard botanist Peter Del Tredici, he details the spectacular array of plants that grow spontaneously in sidewalk cracks, flourish along chain-link fences, and line the banks of streams and rivers. Del Tredici will discuss the valuable ecological roles these plants play, from carbon storage and erosion control to providing food for wildlife. Co-sponsored with the Arnold Arboretum.Â He will also sign copies of his book.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge , MA 02138
Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History, Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 11.
Cost: Free with museum admission. Free to HMNH and Arnold Arboretum members