100 John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco, California 94118

Enjoy a delightfully sinister evening with Amy Stewart, author of WICKED BUGS: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects, as she crawls through the research that wormed its way into her newest book. From the horrific to the bizarre, learn about the strange places bugs appear in pop culture, relationships, science, travel and, last but not least, the garden.

Stewart's 2009 New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, is the subject of the Conservatory's current exhibition Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues and Assassins. The Conservatory galleries will be open just for program participants before the talk for a private viewing of Wicked Plants. Book signing and Q&A follow the talk.

Official Website: http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Added by suemking on August 29, 2011

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