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Curious Encounters with the Natural World

Schedule and Location

Thursday, November 15, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Founder’s Room, Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe--and explored their own neighborhood-- collecting strange and beautiful curiosities from across the natural world. Join them for an evening lecture in which they open their personal cabinet of curiosities and share stories of their most unusual encounters with nature.

From the "necking" battles of mate-hungry giraffes to the breathtaking beauty of millions of monarch butterflies at rest, Jeffords and Post share stunning photographs and their own insights on their spectacular journeys in nature. Their training as entomologists offers unique perspectives on surprise stag beetle swarms and spider hunting habits. Their photographic eye, honed by decades of observation, finds expression in once-in-a-lifetime images.

The tales they will share will be selected from their book, Curious Encounters with the Natural World, a riveting, eye-witness collection of essays and over 200 photographs of startling and unusual phenomena that illuminates the diverse life inhabiting our planet. Purchase a copy at the event and have it signed by the authors.


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Susan Post and Michael Jeffords

Course Details

Note: Held indoors. Book sales are cash or check only ($20).  Ages 12+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Limit 75

Curious Encounters with the Natural World