Learn local plants with botanist and author

Botanist Tim Spira will present a program based on his new book, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Applachian Mountains and Piedmont, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at City Lights bookstore in Sylva.

Spira, a botanist at Clemson University, takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities.

He will show slides from the book and give a talk on the plant communities that local hikers can find in this area.

828.586.9499.

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