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Bringing the desert to DC

Can I stow a saguaro in my suitcase?  Or a tarantula in my tote bag?  I don’t think so but I am packing some unusual items to share at my program and book signing at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.  On Wednesday, August 13, I’ll be presenting my book, D is for Desert – a World Deserts Alphabet, in the Discovery Room at the museum.  It will be fun to share my experiences of living in the desert with visitors to Washington, DC.  I expect many will have never ventured into the land of sun, sand, and scorpions.  I’ll do my best to introduce them to the wonders and beauty of this biome and how plants and animals are adapted to life in this arid environment.

The event at the Discovery Center was a huge success with over 30 families taking a trip to the deserts of the world.  Afterwards, my grandson Thomas helped me sell books in the museum lobby.smithsonian presentation