Library Environmental Series - Fall 2013
Free and open to the public.
FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the north entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.
Beal Botanical Garden Tours
12:10 pm-12:50 pm
Tours begin near the pond, in the southeast corner of the Beal Garden*
Last Call for Winter Fuels
Friday, October 18
Tour the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden with Assistant Curator Peter Carrington to examine how plants are selected by wildlife to provide the energy necessary to either migrate to winter quarters or survive the coming months of cold and darkness. Animals need these plant products and the plants need to be needed. The fates of plants and their animal neighbors are inextricably entwined and interdependent.
Tours led by Peter Carrington, Assistant Curator of the Garden
The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the United States. Peter's delightful anecdotes and vast knowledge of plants make his tours an enjoyable way to spend the lunch hour!
*In case of inclement weather, please join us in the Main Library North Conference Room (W449) for a virtual tour of the Beal Garden.