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Forest Intelligence – Stewardship Walk at Briarlake Forest

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

“I think it’s fascinating to realize how all living things are more deeply intelligent than we commonly think, and that the actions, choices and decisions made by thousands and millions of individual lives — mostly very different from ours — together create the life-sustaining systems of our planet.”                                                                            –  Kathryn Kolb

With Friends of Briarlake Forest, Kathryn leads this innovative walk on “Forest Intelligence,” sharing new research about the intelligence of trees and plants and other creatures. We’ll look at growth patterns that tell us how the forest and its myriad species interact with each other and respond to various challenges, “reading” the forest’s story. We’ll cover info about the intra-forest communication system, the “wood wide web,” how some plants learned to change their behavior in scientific experiments, and how plants employ the principles of  quantum mechanics. We’ll also talk about what we find as we walk along the trail, observing how native forest species have been shaping each other – including us!  And we’ll muse on the roles that the thoughts and feelings of individual forest residents may play in the greater forest story.

To register (RSVP) click HERE – details and directions sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps support or programs.


May 11, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm