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Poet’s Night in the Garden: Celebrating California Native Plant Week at the Golden West College Native Garden

April 8, 2011

To help celebrate the first-ever California Native Plant Week (3rd week of April) . . .

. . . Dan Songster of the California Native Plant Society–Orange County Chapter has invited fellow naturalist-poet Chuck Wright and me to present some of our poems at the beautiful Native Garden at Golden West College.

Dan has titled the event “Poet’s Night in the Garden” and has planned a garden tour, food, and music to round out the afternoon’s fun.

It’s all happening Wednesday, April 20, 2011, with the garden tour starting at 3:30 and the poetry reading beginning at 5 p.m.

Click here to get to the Native Garden’s web site, where you can navigate to directions to Golden West College, etc.

I am a big fan of Chuck’s poetry–in very few words he manages to paint vivid pictures of our local wildlife and landscapes; most of all, though, I enjoy how his creative mind makes amazing leaps of metaphor to create connections between these wild images and our own modern lives.

Here’s picture of Chuck Wright at work under an ancient oak in Orange County’s South Coast Wilderness:

Of course, the idea of California Native Plant Week makes me as happy as a coast horned lizard who just happened upon a nest of harvester ants . . . I’m really looking forward to a fun afternoon of poetry and music in a stellar setting: the Native Garden at GWC.

Thanks Dan, for dreaming this up!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Dan Songster permalink
    April 19, 2011 8:45 pm

    After weeks of waiting, tomorrow comes so quickly and it will be much fun hearing you and Chuck.
    Dan

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