Sara Gagné – Where is the best place to connect with nature? At your door!
January 22, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
I bet you won’t believe me when I tell you that you share your home and yard with thousands, yes thousands, of other species. From coyotes to luna moths, you are surrounded by a constellation of wildlife in the ecological galaxy that is your town or city. Join me as I show you how you influence the species around you, and in turn, how they influence you in your yard, along your street, in your neighborhood, and citywide. In each place, I’ll share easy ways to build on your budding relationship with urban nature.
Sara A. Gagné is the author of Nature at Your Door: Connecting with the Wild and Green in the Urban and Suburban Landscape (Stackpole Books, 2023) and associate professor of landscape ecology and chair of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.Gagné’s research, teaching, and writing is dedicated to understanding and communicating how people and nature interact in cities. She lives in Charlotte, where she helps to make urban spaces more welcoming to wildlife.