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Go on a StoryWalk with a Land Conservation Trust

Published October 13, 2020 by Barrington Public Library
30 minutes Johannis Farm Property

In today’s episode we are headed outside to set up a StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods, a property managed by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. We will also hear from a few board members of the Trust to learn a bit about what they do to conserve open space in town and how you can enjoy a land trust property near you. Discover your RI land trust through the RI Land Trust Council's website.

A StoryWalk® is an innovative way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to signposts along this one-mile loop trail where you can walk along this woodland path and read The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler.

StoryWalks® were created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont and have been installed in all 50 states and 12 countries.

Learn more about our StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods in Barrington, which is happening 10/9/20 to 10/30/20.

Register for our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt at Barrington Public Library on 10/27/20 at 4 pm.

Reading Recommendations about the natural world from out BLCT guests include:

Melissa’s Pick:

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Victor’s Picks:

Night of the Spadefoot Toads by Bill Harley ; The Overstory by Richard Powers (Cindy also recommended!) ; The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau ; A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold ; and any of John Muir’s writings

Cindy's Picks:

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush (Victor also recommended!) ; Casting Deep Shade by C.D. Wright 

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