Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Violet Snow Leads Nature Walk

Many of you went on the plant ID walks that Violet Snow gave for the Woodland Community Association in the past couple of years. She is giving a contemplative nature walk up in Roxbury this Saturday and I thought some of you might be interested. Here is the text of the email I received from Violet.

I'm leading a contemplative nature walk in Roxbury (Delaware County) on Sat., June 6, 1 pm. Free. Details below.

ROXBURY – Wild Saturday at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge on June 6 will feature an easy ramble to observe flora and fauna with Violet Snow, a journalist and former herbalist.
The 1 p.m. walk is a program of Headwaters History Days (www.headwatershistorydays.org).
Snow, who wrote a nature column for the Phoenicia Times and Olive Press for nine years and continues to write for the Woodstock Times, will lead a “Slow-Down Nature Walk” in the vicinity of the Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury. This is not a hike or a plant ID class, but a chance to examine nature and discuss what is observed. 
Participants will be guided to slow down, tune in and share their perceptions, much as John Burroughs did a century ago.
The Lodge, where the noted literary naturalist spent the last ten summers of his life, 1910-20, will be open for free tours from 11 to 3 both Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Books, notecards and the new “Afloat and Afoot” audiobook, will be available for purchase.
Visitors are encouraged to stop at nearby John Burroughs Memorial Field State Historic Site where Burroughs is buried in a former cow pasture on his boyhood farm.
For more information on this historic site, its 2015 events and for information on John Burroughs and his work, visitwww.woodchucklodge.org.