Foraged Flowers: Floral Lecture and Workshop Series

Mark your calendar for our 3rd session in our Floral Lecture and Workshop Series.

Butterflies and Moths of  New York State

By: Don Riepe

Followed by a flower arranging workshop with Nadia Ghannam

Luna Moth

Don Riepe is the Director of the American Littoral Society’s Northeast Chapter that encompasses New York and the New England states. In 2003 he was named the Jamaica Bay Guardian by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Current projects include Jamaica Bay Clean Sweep, a project which includes annual beach cleanups and removal of derelict boats; wildlife surveys, annual barn owl and osprey banding, marsh restoration planting, resource education programs and walks, and routine patrols of the bay. His past work included a 25-year career as a resource management specialist and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for the National Park Service. Don has served on the Wildlife Hazard Task Force at JFK Airport for over 30 years. An avid photographer, his photographs, and articles have been published in many magazines including National Wildlife, National Geographic, Smithsonian, The Conservationist and The New York Times.

Nadia Ghannam – Nadia’s design and craft style is derived from her appreciation of the natural landscape and over 20 years of working in the arts and museum field. She holds a BFA from Cornell University with a focus on Art History and Print Making and an MA in Painting’s Conservation from Queen’s University in Ontario Canada.

When not working on the conservation of historic and modern paintings, she is an avid gardener, and crafter with a keen interest in floral arts and arranging using seasonal, locally foraged plants and flowers to incorporate into her designs. She has been working to expand her local elementary school garden to foster and nurture young children’s love and appreciation
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