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Writing Workshop Program: michael homoya at brown county public library

SEPT. 21, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 pm EDT

Brown County Public Library
205 Locust Ln
Nashville, In 47448

Michael homoya will present “the painted hills of brown county: a naturalist’s field guide,” a Writing workshop, at 6 p.m. eDt on wednesday, september 21, at brown county public library.

Join the Brown County Public Library and explore the natural features and plants of Brown County, Indiana and the surrounding areas with author and botanist Michael Homoya. Registration requested for participation with walk-in attendees welcome as space allows. Register here.

Michael Homoya is the author of the scientific text for Wake Up, Woods, the Indiana selection for the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book and recipient of the 2020 GardenComm Silver Medal of Achievement. He has written over 75 scientific papers, popular articles, and books about Indiana’s natural features, including Orchids of Indiana and Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests: A Field Guide.

Homoya earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in botany at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, after which he taught elementary school science on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and biology at Southwestern Community College in North Carolina. For 37 years he served as botanist/plant ecologist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves before retiring in 2019. Homoya is a Fellow and former president of the Indiana Academy of Science as well as board member and immediate past president of the Indiana Native Plant Society. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. In 2019 Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb awarded him the Sagamore of the Wabash for his contributions to preserve Indiana’s natural heritage. Other honors include the Indiana Academy of Science Distinguished Scholar Award, the Distinguished Career Public Service Award from Conservation Law Center, and the Barbara J. Restle Lifetime Conservation Award from Sycamore Land Trust.

Homoya lives in Brownsburg with his wife Barbara and is fortunate to have their two sons Aaron and Wes, daughter-in-law Andréa, and grandson Soren living in nearby Indianapolis.