The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond's Shore.

Date: 
September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street
Primack and Thoreau

Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program presents The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond's Shore with world-renowned biologist Richard Primack!

Join world-renowned biologist Richard Primack for a walk from the Thoreau House Replica to Thoreau's cove. Henry David Thoreau kept extensive records of plant flowering and leaf-out times. Dr. Primack uses Walden Pond as a living laboratory, comparing current conditions with Thoreau's records and documenting that the climate around Walden Pond is changing. Dr. Primack will discuss the ecological consequences of these changes, as well as the plant successions taking place during the current low-water levels at Walden Pond.

Richard Primack is a Professor of Biology at Boston University, has authored or co-authored over 300 scientific publications, is editor-in-cheif of the international journal Biological Conservation, and is a 2015 recipient of the Humboldt Foundation Award. He is the author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods.

Please make a reservation by phone (978) 369-3254 (press option #3 to leave us a message) or e-mail walden.pond@state.ma.us with the number of attendants in your party.

This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts State Parks Department of Conservation and Recreation.