Salem, OR, August 22, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) presents "The Burren, County Clare, Ireland- A Journey Through Time." An illustrated lecture by Aislinn Adams.
Aislinn Adams will speak on the Irish limestone wilderness called The Burren. This limestone plateau in northwest Clare has a unique geology that is home to alpine, tundra and Mediterranean plants, often growing side by side. Adams’ illustrated talk will combine her photographs and botanical illustrations of the region’s flora with its fascinating 6000 year-old human history.
Adams is an Irish born graphic designer specializing in illustration, including botanical illustration. Before moving to the United States in 1998 she worked for many years designing and illustrating interpretative material for Ireland’s National Parks and Monuments Service. From 2000-2010 she produced a weekly botanical illustration for the “Digging In” gardening column of the Washington Post. Her business, Aislinn Adams Design, creates greeting cards and art prints inspired by her Irish cultural heritage and life long interest in the outdoors, gardening with native plants, and environmental education.
Adams is a long time member of the Native Plant Society of Oregon and a board member of the Straub Environmental Learning Center (FSELC). She is a great supporter of both non-profit organizations, not only because of her passion for native plants and lifelong interest in the outdoors and environmental education but also because they provide excellent, educational programming for the whole community.
Free and open to the public
Straub Environmental Learning Center
1320 A St., NE, Salem, Oregon 97301
The Straub Environmental Learning Center is next to Olinger Pool, near North Salem High School.
Information please contact 503 399-8615 after 7:00 pm.