GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trace “A History of Florida Forests” with author Barry Walsh as she takes visitors on a natural journey through Florida’s unique past from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Beginning with the discovery of this rich land, learn about the effects of harvesting Florida’s natural resources and how a young generation of loggers became passionate conservationists. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Walsh was editor for the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens research journal “Selbyana” for eight years, as well as a columnist for the “Longboat Observer.” She uses her writing to defend the natural environment and her most recent project, editing “The Kendrick Papers,” culminated in the publication of the book Baynard Kendrick started in 1966, “A History of Florida Forests.” She also is a member of the Society of American Foresters.

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Writer: Marcel Raphael
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