Thu, Nov 14 , 2019
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairview Community Center
1910 W. County Road B,
Roseville, MN 55113
“Natural World of the Twin Cities”
with John J. Moriarty
Author John Moriarty will speak about the various natural areas and habitats across the Twin Cities and the plants and animals found there. The program will highlight the photos and maps found in Moriarty’s book The Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities.
From the University of Minnesota Press website:
“Though the Twin Cities and environs have proven a fine habitat for one particular species, the three million humans who call the area home share these 3,000 square miles with myriad animals and plants, all in a mosaic of various ecosystems. While most of the region’s wildlife has lost its original habitat to agriculture and urban development, a significant patchwork of native and restored habitat remains—prairies, woods, and wetlands, along with pockets in the parks and open spaces throughout the cities and suburbs…
“This field guide invites readers to investigate the Twin Cities’ wildlife—familiar and obscure, sun-loving or nocturnal, shy or easily observed. Here are snapping turtles, otters, and Cooper’s hawks, the wild lupines, white water lilies, and sprawling white oaks, among hundreds of species found in the wild, the park, or even the backyard.”
John will have books for sale and do a signing after the presentation.
John J. Moriarty is a senior manager of wildlife for the Three Rivers Park District where he works on restoring habitats, especially prairies, and a variety of wildlife. He has been a natural resources manager for the park systems of Ramsey and Hennepin counties and has been exploring the Twin City habitats for over 30 years. He is active in local and national natural history organizations and is the author of five books on Minnesota natural history, including, Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota with Carol D. Hall.