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World of Discovery: Animal and Plant Communication

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jan 18 / 7 p.m. / $

This popular program is sold out. 
NOTE TO REGISTERED PARTICPANTS: The program location has changed. Nancy Lawson “Wildscapes” book talk will now be held at Owen Brown Interfaith Center (7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045).

Our outdoor surroundings are vibrant realms, places where many languages are spoken, sometimes in sensory alphabets we humans have only just begun to decipher. Much has been written about gardening for human senses, but how do plants and animals perceive the world around them? Through science, heart, and our powers of observation, we can learn to create sensory refuges for the increasingly displaced flora and fauna that share our world.

Join author Nancy Lawson, the Humane Gardener, as she discusses her insightful and personal exploration of the secret lives of animals and plants. This talk covers topics from Nancy’s new book, Wildscape: Trilling Chipmunks, Beckoning Blooms, Salty Butterflies, and Other Sensory Wonders of Nature. A Likely Story bookstore will be selling Lawson’s books.

Advance registration required // $5 per person or $12 for a group of three

Register Here!

Photos: hummingbird by Ken Thelen, squirrel by Chris Brown, Nancy Lawson by Ken Koons


Howard County Conservancy
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Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.


The Conservancy is committed to connecting all to nature. Learn more about our Justice Diversity Equity and Inclusion practices.