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Book Signing with "A Nature Lover's Almanac" Author Diane Olson and Illustrator Adele Flail

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Canyon

About the Event:

  • Join Author Diane Olson and Illustrator Adele Flail for a book signing from 1-3pm in the Museum's Canyon
  • Learn about nature journaling and see sketches of their work
  • A Nature Lover's Almanac will be available at the Museum Store for purchase

About the Book:

Nature is Where you Find It!

Did you know that we all have follicle mites living on our faces, or that jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you?

With A Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders by Diane Olson and illustrations by Adele Flail city dwellers and suburbanites alike will be fascinated by the fun nature trivia that is brimming out of this book.

It’s easy to become disconnected from the natural world, especially for those who live and work in cities.  A Nature Lover’s Almanac provides fascinating but little-known facts of nature that will connect readers with rhythms of the universe and enlighten them every day of the year. 

With each turn of the page readers will find fascinating facts like: In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust.  Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake.  The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? 

Readers will also find tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky each month.


About the Author:

Diane Olson’s “Urban Almanac” column, upon which this book is based, has been running in Salt Lake City’s Catalyst magazine for sixteen years.  She has also written for New York Spirit, Salt Lake Magazine, and Utah Homes and Gardens.  She lives in Salt Lake City.

About the Illustrator:

Adele Flail is an artist, writer, and rogue biologist.  She works as the Science Gallery Coordinator for The Leonardo, Salt Lake City’s new sci+tech+art museum.  She lives on a nascent urban homestead in Salt Lake City.