Earlier this week, I had another one of those encounters with wild animals, and, this time, I really thought that I was going to die. I’m not going to talk about this experience today, however. Instead, I’m going to talk about a much more serious matter, worthy of addressing with you all today.
You see, we’ve been invaded. Yes, you heard that right. Wild animals are taking over every facet of our lives at Wesleyan. Well, to be precise, squirrels are taking over our lives. I did not realize that this was the case, however, up until this past week, when I felt an overwhelming amount of anxiety after hearing some stories of encounters with wild animals that go beyond the typical “I got attacked by a squirrel/bear/mosquito” story.
This just in from native flora’s favorite ginger, Manon Lefevre ’14:
Happy 43rd Earth Day!! In honor of plum trees and elderberries and all things earth, join WILD Wes for a romp in the WestCo courtyard to plant some plants and do a little something nice for our dear old mother. Come dig, plant, get as dirty and wild as you want, or just come by to pick some of the delicious kale growing all along the central pathway!
Date: Earth Day (Monday, 4/22)
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Place: West College Courtyard
Sue-Jung Jang ’11 wants you to get your wild side going:
Do you want to be able to know what to eat on the path besides you?
ZAAC CHAVES (master forager/mycologist based at Wassaic Community Farm) will be leading a tour of wild edibles found around wesleyan’s campus and down by the ravine- he has come 2 times before and every time it is different because different plants are in season.
It is really awesome!!!!
sponsered by Farm House, Earth House, Interfaith House, and Butt C/200 RA
Date: Tomorrow, April 22
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: weshop parking lot at 4:15
Facebook event here.