KSB Virtual Speaker Series on Wednesday, September 9
Sedona AZ (September 3, 2020) – On Wednesday September 9 at 5:00 PM, Gwendolyn Waring will be speaking on The Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks: A Sky Island of the American Southwest. This is the second ‘virtual’ KSB Speaker Series event, where members of KSB and the public can participate via Zoom.
To join the event, use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89979597711. If you choose to join the event only by phone, you can dial 408-638-0968. When prompted for a Webinar number, enter 899 7959 7711.
“This mountain’s story is extraordinary”, said mother, writer, ecologist and artist Gwen Waring, who will introduce her new book on the natural history of the San Francisco Peaks. “The Peaks is described as a sky island, as it harbors species and communities of plants that often occur nowhere else in Arizona. The question of how tiny tundra plants made it to the Peaks across harsh habitats from northern mountains will always be somewhat of a mystery,” she said.
Waring will describe the formation of the region, by seas and then continental processes, and then how the eruption of the San Francisco Volcanic field overtopped it all.
A resident and artist based in Flagstaff for the last 45 years, Waring has studied most of Arizona’s ecosystems. She is also a landscape painter, relishing our regional landscapes. Her work can be seen at WaringArts.com, and in Flagstaff at Late for the Train, Zani’s Cards and Gifts and R&A Import Auto.
Keep Sedona Beautiful’s monthly Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series focuses on presenting a diversity of programs relevant to the unique environment of our region.
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that, by acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protecting and sustaining the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area, now and in the future. KSB activities range from education and advocacy to hands-on tasks such as litter lifting, as well as preserving the quality of Oak Creek and maintaining Sedona’s dark, star-studded night skies. For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/ or call 928.282.4938.