Our March meeting was held with the environment in mind and what we as gardeners…
The Speaker: Peter Alden, Author Lecturer, Naturalist
Peter Alden, a naturalist from Concord, MA is shocked at all the new plants taking over his back forty and seemingly everywhere. He writes about the major role birds play in their spread. He is involved with many invasive plants, activities and conferences sponsored by the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England and the New England Wild Flower Society. He has organized battles on these aliens at the Old North Bridge, Minute Man Park, Thoreau’s Walden Pond and neighborhood. Peter is the main author of the National Audubon Field Guide to New England and 15 other nature guides which are available after this talk.
Peter has also led or lectured on dozens of cruises, private jet tours, safaris and birding tours to 100 countries. As a birder he authored “Finding Birds Around the World” 25 years ago, and is past president of both the Nuttall Ornithological Club at Harvard and the Brookline Bird Club. He organized the world’s:first Biodiversity Day with Harvard antman Dr. E.O.Wilson in 1998, where 2,000 plants, animals and fungi where found by 100 field biologists in one day in Concord and Lincoln. He then ran the statewide Biodiversity Days for 4 years in the Mass. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs for Bob Durand. He is currently working on an invasive plant book, a new series of field guides to birds of the Americas, lecturing and leading shore parties on polar icebreakers in both the Arctic and Antarctic and is next leading Elderhostal’ s Road Scholar Galapagos cruises in Fall-winter 08-09 on the Equator.
For more information visit http://peteraldenwildlife.com