On Wednesday September 9 at 5:00 PM, Gwen Waring will be speaking on The Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks, A sky islands of the American Southwest. This is the second ‘virtual’ KSB Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series event, where members of KSB and the public can participate via Zoom.
To join the event, use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81450724066. If you choose to join the event only by phone, you can dial 408-638-0968. When prompted for a Webinar number, enter 814 5072 4066.
Gwendolyn Waring is a mother, writer, ecologist and artist based in Flagstaff AZ for the last 45 years. Her new book on the natural history of the San Francisco Peaks launched in late 2018. After nearly 6 months of cancelled lectures, she is grateful to be able to introduce the book to the people of Sedona. Her book describes the formation of the region, by seas and then continental processes and then the eruption of the San Francisco Volcanic field overtopped it all. The Peaks is described as a sky island, as it harbors species and communities of plants that often occur nowhere else in Arizona. The question of how tiny tundra plants made it to the Peaks across harsh habitats from northern mountains will always be somewhat of an mystery. This mountain’s story is extraordinary.
Waring has studied most of Arizona’s ecosystems. She is also a landscape painter, relishing our regional landscapes (WaringArts.com). Her work can be seen in Flagstaff at Late for the Train, Zani’s Cards and Gifts and R&A Import Auto.