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Jack Nisbet at Sandpoint Community Center on Saturday, January 23

SATURDAY, January 23rd, Sandpoint Community Center 9:45 am

The January 23rd Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presentation, co-sponsored by the City of Sandpoint Park and Recreation Department, will feature author and naturalist Jack Nisbet. Jack will speak about David Douglas in the Columbia Country. The event begins at 9:45am in the Sandpoint Community Hall. There is no charge.

Nisbet’s latest book, “The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Pacific Northwest.” is on the short list for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers 2009 book of the year award.

Between 1823 and 1834, Scottish naturalist David Douglas collected flora and fauna from New York to Hawaii. His spent the bulk of his time working in the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Columbia District, traveling with fur trade brigades and gaining much of his knowledge from tribal and mixed blood families. In this presentation Jack will trace out the stories of both Douglas and some of the key plants, shrubs, and trees of our region that he introduced into gardens across the world.

Jack Nisbet is a teacher, writer, and naturalist who lives in Spokane. His other titles include Visible Bones; Purple Flat Top; Singing Grass, Burning Sage; and two books about David Thompson: Sources of the River and The Mapmaker’s Eye.

For more information visit www.NativePlantSociety.org

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