FERNS

September 4, 2005 § Leave a comment

Fern

Companions to dinosaurs and Victorians, edible and poisonous, resurrecting, close to the earth and arboreal, unfurling, sexy, and mysterious — ferns are very special, very ancient plants. Robbin Moran of the New York Botanical Garden, a world expert and author of “The Natural History of Ferns” will tell us of these plants. Oliver Sacks will read from his “Oaxaca Journal” about a recent fern society expedition; poet Liz Socolow will read some poems about ferns. And Reuben Radding on contrabass and Karen Waltuch on viola will play! It may be that the plants themselves will make a rare cafe appearance.

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