Calendar of Walks and Other Programs

Autumn 2017

After ten years of monthly walks, I hosted my last regular monthly walk at Great Meadows on June 9.  I am so grateful for the enthusiastic turnout and gracious words of farewell.  We enjoyed a warm and picture-perfect evening with a beautiful sunset.  Gnaty plumes mystically pulsed above the silver maple on the dike trail.  Bullfrogs croaked underfoot as we watched them from the observation deck, and tree frogs filled floodplain with their trilling chorus. And we watched herons flying in the fading light before the moon rose brightly above the tree tops.

I will continue to work on and share my extensive photographic archive of Concord's wild and historic landscape and to further develop this web page as an interpretive resource for the town.  I hope to offer occasional walks, field programs, presentations, and hopefully exhibitions in the future.  As we reconnect with our old Vermont roots, I'm hoping to discover and weave in new threads of connection between the places that I call home ground.  Please stay tuned and keep in touch.

To share your observations or questions or to be added to my e-list for future impromptu walks in Concord or in wondrous areas of Southern Vermont, contact or 978-760-1933.

Autumn Great Meadows Walk
Saturday, October 21, 4-6 pm

Presence + Place:  A Photography Workshop | deCordova Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Saturday, August 5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Inspired by the captivating photography of Abelardo Morell and the enduring legacy of 
Henry David Thoreau, join us for a photography workshop that celebrates both place and time in deCordova’s Sculpture Park. For photographers of all experience levels who are interested in grounding their ability to convey the nature of place and to perceive and create a visual impression of time.

Morell and Thoreau share deCordova histories. Morell, who was honored at deCordova's 2017 gala, received deCordova's distinguished Rappaport prize in 2006, and has been in the museum's collection since 1998 represented by his camera obscura and map images. In the "Ponds" chapter of Walden, Thoreau offers firm opinions of Flint's Pond, which borders deCordova, and its nineteenth-century owner, Farmer Flint.

Workshop facilitator, Cherrie Corey, is a Concord photographer and naturalist, who has
lived in the heart of Thoreau country for the last forty years and has chronicled the beauty, moods, and rhythms of its landscapes in more than 150,000 images. Cherrie has led previous programs at deCordova focusing on developing our presence and perceptions in the landscape, and the interplay between deCordova’s art installations and the ever-changing qualities of their natural surroundings.

No photography experience necessary. Participants use their own photographic equipment of any type (smart phones, film or digital cameras are all ok).

Workshop price includes admission to deCordova and a 2-for-1 pass to Concord Museum.
This program is organized in conjunction with the Concord Museum exhibition, Walden: Four Views by Abelardo Morell (on view February 9–August 20, 2017), and the 2017 world-wide Thoreau Bicentennial Programs and Events celebration.

Monthly Concord Conservation Coffees
First Tuesday @ month, 7:30 am from September - May
141 Keyes Rd., Concord, 1st Fl Meeting Rm.

Flora and fauna at Sleepy Hollow
Informal gathering and information exchange between town natural resources and other interested staff and board members and local environmental leaders, organizations, naturalists, and interested citizens.  Meeting usually lasts about an hour.  Bring your coffee mug, coffee and coffee cake available with donation.


Check back for additional programs as they are added...

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