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Special Events

Authors and publishers:  If you are interested in doing an author talk / book signing at our Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, please contact Matt Mathias, bookshop manager, matt.mathias@anshome.org or 301-652-9188 x29.


The Third Crowder-Messersmith Talk
A Cross Continent Natural History Foray 
Thursday, April 24 (7-9 pm)
Woodend Sanctuary 

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Don Messersmith, well-known ANS tour leader and field studies instructor, traveled solo cross-country last summer through 30 states and four Canadian provinces for over five months. Along the way he sought out birds (353 species), plants, historical sites, geographic features, and the hospitality of family and friends, some of whom joined him for parts of his trip. His talk, along with photos he took on his travels will focus on the highlights of his incredible 21,733-mile journey through North America. 

Donations to benefit the Crowder-Messersmith Fund are appreciated. Learn more.  

RSVP to Carol Hayes or 301-652-9188 x 10 by April 21. 

You’re Invited...

Join us for two author events this Spring at Woodend Sanctuary. Light refreshments served. RSVP to bookshop@anshome.org or call 301-652-9188 x29. The Sanctuary Shop will be open at 6:30 pm for these events:

Thursday, May 8 (7-9 pm)
Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment by Robert K. Musil.

RachelCarsonAndSistersOn the 50th anniversary of her death, this book helps underscore Carson’s enduring legacy and brings to life achievements of women writers and advocates.

Click here to learn more about the book.



Thursday, June 12
 (7-9 pm)
Old-Growth Forests: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Joan Maloof.

JoanMaloofOld-Growth Forests: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Joan Maloof has probably visited more US old-growth forests than anyone alive today. In this presentation she will discuss what remains of these never-logged forests and what makes them so special -- for humans and for other life forms.  She will also discuss the Old-Growth Forest Network – an organization she founded to help encourage each county in the United States to preserve at least one mature forest, and make it available for public visitation. Maloof is the author of Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests. She is a Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University where she formerly taught biology and environmental studies.

Click here to read Joan's bio.