Chestertown, MD, October 21, 2003 — Washington College's Center for the Environment and Society presents “THE WOOD AND THE WET,” a lecture by Britain's foremost nature writer, Richard Mabey, Wednesday, October 29, at 4 p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Richard Mabey is considered one of Britain's most gifted and evocative writers on nature and the environment. For more than 30 years, as a writer and broadcaster, he has educated British audiences about their nation's own natural history, habitats, flora and fauna. He is the author of more than 20 books including the popular Food for Free, Flora Britannica, Country Matters and The Common Ground, which examines the future of Britain's countryside. In his lecture “The Wood and the Wet,” he will introduce us to his work in progress, Nature Cure, which describes his move from the natural environment of Britain's forested Chiltern Hills to the flat, wet fenlands of Norfolk. His talk will reflect on the contrasting characters of these two habitats and the different cultural and psychological meanings that they have for their inhabitants.
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