Topic: "Life in the Very Slow Lane: The Secret World of Northwest Slugs and Snails"
Step into a world that until now, you’ve only stepped on. This overview of the Pacific Northwest’s land-dwelling gastropods examines the varied roles played by native slugs and snails in supporting the ecological balance of our forests and fields. It will also take a close look at the non-native “invaders” — those introduced slug and snail species that have become ubiquitous garden pests. Program participants will learn how to help the “good slugs and snails while discouraging the “bad” ones in our backyards.
Speaker Profile: David George Gordon
David George Gordon is the award-winning author of The Secret World of Slugs and Snails and Field Guide to the Slug. Both titles have been critically acclaimed (The New York Times called Field Guide to the Slug “gripping,” citing its “almost breathtaking description of slug sex”) and have earned Gordon spots on Gardening With Cisco, The Seattle Flower and Garden Show and numerous other horticultural venues.
An accomplished public speaker, he has given programs at the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums in Hollywood, San Francisco and Times Square.