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Feb. 6, Bham: Southern Wonder – Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity

Birmingham Botanical Gardens presents:
Southern Wonder – Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity
Thursday, February 6, 2014
6–8 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Ireland Room
This is a free event, and everyone is welcome!
 
 
Birmingham Southern College ecologist Dr. Scot Duncan, author of the newly released book, "Southern Wonder – Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity," will be the featured speaker on February 6th, 6 - 8 p.m. at Birmingham Botanical Gardens at 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Duncan will be available to sign copies of "Southern Wonder" after he leads a discussion about his new book.
 
The State of Alabama ranks 5th nationally in biodiversity. Dr. Duncan takes us on a journey through Alabama with insightful prose and 132 beautiful color illustrations. "Southern Wonder" explores the coastal dunes of the Gulf of Mexico to the Tennessee River Valley; interweaves ecology, meteorology, evolution, and geology; and introduces species found only in Alabama, including the cave salamander and the beach mouse. Dr. Duncan’s book has already been hailed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and naturalist Edward O. Wilson as “one of the most important books ever written about Alabama … a call to Alabama’s people to treasure and protect the state’s living heritage.”
 
Dr. R. Scot Duncan is an Associate Professor of Biology and Urban Environmental Studies at Birmingham-Southern College. Though he has worked in Uganda, Antarctica and Latin America, he is currently studying endangered species and ecosystems in Alabama, including the Ketona dolomite glades, montane Longleaf Pine woodlands and the Watercress Darter.
 
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Blake Ells
Public Relations Coordinator

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223
205.414.3960  |  f 205.414.3966