Posted by Susannah Blair June 5, 2012 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Abbot Public Library:
Are you interested in Gardens, Boston History or the New Publishing World of Mobile “Apps”?
If so, please join us at the Abbot Public Library, on Tuesday, June 19th, at 7:00 p.m., for a fascinating visit and discussion, with Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston Gardens and Green Spaces (Union Park, 2010), a Boston Globe Bestseller, and now the co-creator of the exciting new android app Green Spaces: Boston.
Described as “The Insider's Guide to Boston's parks, gardens, urban wilds, playgrounds and more,” this newly created mobile app allows the user to experience the green areas of Boston and its surroundings, in an entirely new way. With the touch of a “button,” on your phone or tablet, you can:
- Find your nearest park
- Search the parks database for your interests: picnicking, wildlife, rare plants, hiking trails, birding, splash parks, etc
- Flag your favorite green spaces
- Create a list of places you want to visit
- Discover the parks' hidden treasures
- Visit parks virtually through thousands of photographs
- Find bathrooms, handicapped-accessible spots, etc
- Access information on outdoor events in real time
New green spaces and their features are being added daily!
Meg Muckenhoupt is a well-known and popular environmental and travel writer. She earned degrees from Harvard and Brown University and was awarded a certificate in Field Botany by the New England Wild Flower Society. She has appeared on NPR's Radio Boston and WCVB's Chronicle, as well as WGBH's Forum site. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, and the Time Out Boston guide. She gives frequent talks about Massachusetts landscape history and Boston's greatest unknown parks, to audiences around New England. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.