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Designed to Move Opening Reception 

Join Adelheid Fischer, curator of Designed to Move: Seeds That Float, Fly or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest, at an opening reception for the exhibition directly before her talk at 5:30 p.m. July 7 in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2022, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Join Adelheid Fischer, curator of Designed to Move: Seeds That Float, Fly or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest, at an opening reception for the exhibition directly before her talk at 5:30 p.m. July 7 in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium.

Adelheid Fischer is a writer who focuses on natural history, ecology, and environmental history. She has written for many publications, including Utne Reader, Orion, Conservation, Places, and Arizona Highways. She is the co-author of Valley of Grass: Tallgrass Prairie and Parkland of the Red River Region, winner of a Minnesota Book Award for Nature Writing. With Minnesota ecologist Chel Anderson, she coauthored North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast. In 2014, she received the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award. Currently, Fischer is working on a new book that explores the ecology of grief and loss in the sky islands of southeastern Arizona. 

Fischer makes her home at the foot of South Mountain in Phoenix, where she shares her yard, and sometimes her house, with nighthawks, southern house spiders, scorpions, coyotes, cactus wrens, and the occasional javelina. 

 

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Scottsdale Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, 85251

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