All Hallows Guild Annual Meeting
Friday, November 1, 2019
- Coffee and refreshments – 9:00 am, Washington National Cathedral, 7th Floor Pilgrim Gallery
- Meeting – 10:00 am, Cathedral Perry Auditorium
- All Hallows Guild Service – Noon, Washington National Cathedral High Altar
Guest Speaker: Alonso Abugattas, the Capital Naturalist, “The Importance of Native Landscapes”
Alonso Abugattas is a well-known local naturalist, environmental educator, and storyteller in the Washington, D.C. area. He has been trained as a master gardener, was made an honorary Virginia Master Naturalist for his role in starting two chapters and serves as an instructor for both. He is a co-founder of the Washington Area Butterfly Club and has held several offices, including president, for the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.
Mr. Abugattas invites you to check out his personal blog “Capital Naturalist” and Facebook group where he posts regular nature notes using his own photography. He is the natural resources manager for the Department of Parks and Recreation of Arlington, VA, and the co-chair for the Beltway Chapter of Region 2 of the National Association for Interpretation.
The Importance of Native Landscapes
Understanding how important even small native landscapes and gardens are in the modern world leads to the realization that everything in the natural world is interconnected. These natural connections will be the feature of this presentation.