Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exploring The Natural World of Washington, D.C.: An Evening With Author Howard Youth

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar with naturalist and author Howard Youth aired April 29, 2021, as part of the "Evening With" series. Watch a recording in the player above.


This video begins with Gary Krupnick, a conservation botanist at the museum, providing introductory remarks about pollinators and the PolliNation DC community science project.

Then the National Museum of Natural History's Sant Director, Kirk Johnson, interviews naturalist Howard Youth about the arc that led Howard to document nature in the District. Youth discusses his book, "Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.," which takes readers on an urban safari, describing the wild side of the nation's capital. Nature awaits discovery at almost every turn in the complex ecosystem of Washington, D.C. In parks large and small, within the District's gardens, and on public streets, there is tremendous biodiversity.

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