If you missed Jack Nisbet’s Moscow presentation on January 28 of “A Most Remarkable Spring: David Douglas in Idaho and Beyond” or would like to listen again, a recording of his entire 100-minute talk as well as an abbreviated, half-hour compilation of selected excerpts, will be posted on the audio page of KRFP, Radio Free Moscow’s website. For more information, please contact station manager Leigh Robartes at email@example.com or 208-892-9300.
Co-sponsored by the White Pine Idaho Native Plant Society and others, Nisbet gave this lecture on January 28 at the 1912 Center in Moscow, in support of his latest book, The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest. In his talk, the Spokane-based teacher, naturalist, and acclaimed author of several books on Northwest history and nature described the adventures of intrepid, Scottish botanist Douglas as he explored the native landscapes and cultures of the Northwest. In 1826, this early naturalist traveled with a fur trading brigade to the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers and all over the Columbia River basin, collecting specimens for European horticulturists and scientists, seeking knowledge of native plants, and observing tribal plant use and landscape maintenance.