From oaks to sugar maples to the American chestnut, trees played a role in our nation’s history. Learn about them and celebrate the trees influential in your personal history and your garden in this presentation by naturalist and author Cindy Crosby. Cosponsored with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.
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About the presenter: Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler or contributor to more than 20 books. Her most recent book is Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Her recent full-color book of photographs and essays is Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit with co-author Thomas Dean (2019). She is also the author of The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (Northwestern University Press, 2017). Cindy earned her master’s degree in natural resources from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is a Master Gardener and a contract natural history instructor for the Illinois Master Naturalist’s program and The Morton Arboretum. She is a steward for the Schulenberg Prairie at The Morton Arboretum and a steward at Nachusa Grasslands, a Nature Conservancy site with bison in Franklin Grove, IL. When she’s not out working in her garden, chasing dragonflies or kayaking Illinois’ rivers, she speaks and teaches on natural history topics in the Chicago region. Cindy blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass.