Avery Gilbert, author of What The Nose Knows, will be holding a talk called "The Seduction of Scent” on Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm at the University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis.
Avery will speak on the critical role smell plays in our lives, how the sense of smell is able to tempt and repel us and how it makes us part of the chemical conversation between plants and pollinators, herbivores and predators. Avery will be introduced by University of Minnesota entomologist and nationally recognized bee expert, professor Marla Spivak, who will explain the vital role pollinators play in our love affair with luscious scents. Following the presentation, participants are invited to delight in the luxuries of scent in a reception featuring locally produced wines and desserts.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; get the details here. (via umn.edu)