Arboretum Walks & Talks
First Thursdays of each month
(Tour times vary; see below for schedule details)
Meet at the Graham Visitors Center
Arbor Circle, Legacy Circle, and Steward-level members, plus guests, welcome!
Slime Molds Revealed: Mysterious Creatures Living Right Beneath Our Feet
Thursday, March 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Featured speaker: Angela Mele
Slime molds are beautiful yet otherworldly micro-organisms found throughout the world, including the forest soils of the Pacific Northwest. Their unique life-cycles and sculptural reproductive structures have confounded scientists and fascinated artists for centuries. Please join scientific illustrator, Angela Mele, on a fascinating journey through the exquisite world of these creatures and discover the colorful history of their study.
Don’t be frightened by the mold and embrace the slime—you too will come away with a new devotion to these amazing creatures!
Angela Mele is a freelance scientific illustrator specializing in fungi and soil organisms. She received a certificate in scientific illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay, and a Master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Washington. She has illustrated an upcoming monograph on cosmopolitan slime molds and designed a traveling exhibit about four centuries of artists devoted to slime molds.
Rain or Shine: This is an indoor event
3:00 PM — Meet at the Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle)
3:15 PM — Presentation in Wisteria Hall
4:30 PM — Refreshments and conversation
Please RSVP to Nat Bennett, either by email or phone (206-325-4510).
In April 2011, the Foundation introduced a new way for folks to explore the jewel of Seattle’s park system: “Arboretum Walks & Talks.”
On the first Thursday of every month, Arbor Circle, Legacy Circle, and Steward-level members of the Foundation plus their guests are invited to join us for a special guided walking tour. “Arboretum Walks and Talks” is hosted by our Executive Director, Paige Miller, and led by a diverse group of plant experts and enthusiasts. Each month, the tour features a different speaker/walk leader and highlights a different section or collection in the Arboretum. There’s always plenty of time for Q&A during the tours, and each one concludes with a light reception.
We encourage you to bring your friends—up to two guests allowed per member on each tour—to share in this informative and pleasant outing. The tours begin at the Graham Visitors Center. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes!
For more information about the tours, please email Randall Hitchin or call him at 206-325-4510.