Get a year-long individual membership to Friends of Ryerson Woods for just $15 (usually $35). It’s our Leap Day Special for all of our friends! Membership perks include discounts, invitations to special events and more! (Not valid for previously purchased memberships. Offer expires at March 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM CST.)
Benefits include advance registrations to special events, Ryerson Almanac newsletter, discounts and member trips.
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Listen to Dale Bowman’s “Outside”
Take a listen to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dale Bowman share his passion for the natural world in his podcast “Outside” (via iTunes). This week Bowman interviewed Friends of Ryerson Woods Advisory Board member Doug Stotz, Ph.D. and senior conservation ecologist for the Field Museum. He gives context to the eruption of snowy owls this winter, then discusses other topics, from Northerly Island to Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
1:00 – 3 :00 p.m.
Don’t miss the Chicago area opening of Animals Are Outside Today, an exhibition of photographs by Colleen Plumb. In this solo show, Plumb examines relationships between humans and animals, studying how animals are woven through the fabric of culture. Living and dead, real and fake, as displays or companions, these images investigate our ambivalence or perhaps multivalent attitudes toward animals, exposing both our kinship and disjuncture from other creatures of the Earth.
Opening includes a talk by the artist and a book signing. Her book Animals Are Outside Today is available for purchase online. This event will be held at the historic Brushwood home at Ryerson Woods.
Exhibition runs March 4 – April 29.