Tennessee Talks

IMG_8452Merlin’s talks in Tennessee last weekend went really well. He received a standing ovation from a very appreciative audience at the All Taxa Biodiversity Index (ATBI) Conference organized by the nonprofit Discover Life in America.  As a special treat, a group of schoolchildren and their parents and teachers came to the talk in Gatlinburg. IMG_8435

The following evening he gave a talk in beautiful Downtown Knoxville, where the mayor, Madeline Rogero, presented Merlin with a Proclamation recognizing his contributions. He signed copies of his latest National Geographic Article Call of the Bloom for lecture attendees.

We met many fine folks doing wonderful work to preserve the amazing biodiversity of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, America’s most visited national park.

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