Into the Woods 2019 GNSI Members Themed Art Exhibition
If you’re in the Belmont, MA area, stop by Mass Audubon Habitat to see the latest art show by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – NE Chapter. The theme of this educational exhibit is “Into the Woods” and depicts the ecological importance of woodlands, including trees and other flora, fauna, and fungi, as well as ecosystem processes and conservation. I guarantee you will not only enjoy the artwork of our members but also learn something important about our environment!
For example, did you know…..
Redwood forests are crucial in providing a healthy, stable climate. Studies show that redwoods capture more carbon dioxide (CO2) from our cars, trucks and power plants than any other tree on Earth. Through the process of photosynthesis, redwood trees transform carbon dioxide – the leading cause of accelerating climate change — into the oxygen we breathe. When redwoods are cut down, burned or degraded by human actions, they release much of their stored carbon back into the atmosphere and they can no longer transform CO2 into the oxygen we breathe. This is a double-whammy for the growing imbalance in the world’s carbon cycle and the climate’s stability.
The exhibit will be on display from October 1st through Oct 29th and the venue includes many beautiful hiking trails. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it as the Habitat property is beautiful!
Important dates and hours
- The exhibit will be up from Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
- The exhibit opening reception and artist demonstrations is on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 6-8 PM.
- Mass Audubon Habitat hours of operation are as follows: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Trails open daily, from dawn to dusk.
- The exhibit takedown date is Wednesday, October 30, 2019.