Jeff Walker interview by Tom Hill of WVKR (91.3FM) about John Burroughs and his book “Signs & Seasons” edited and with critical commentary by Jeff Walker. Go to the web site of the show aired on October 31 to hear interview at http://library-cafe.org
WAMC Northest Public Radio
airs John Burroughs program by Susan Barnett,
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John Burroughs and the Place of Nature
by James Perrin Warren ~ from the University of Georgia Press
John Burroughs: A Naturalist in an Industrial Age
A film about the life of John Burroughs by Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Click here for more information.
The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced; a Century of Change
PBS produced a wonderful documentary film and web site on the Harriman Expedition <http://www.pbs.org/harriman/> which also includes information about John Burroughs' participation in the expedition. http://www.pbs.org/harriman/1899/participants1899.html
Using film to view a documentary of a trip John Burroughs took with railroad tycoon E.H.Harriman who decided to take a little vacation--one of the most ambitious American expeditions ever. Harriman invited 25 scientists, writers and artists--including John Muir, John Burroughs, George Bird Grinnell, L.A.Fuertes, and Edward Curtis--to join him on a 9000 mile exploration of the coast of Alaska. In the summer of 2001, a Smith College expedition, carrying a similar group of scientists, writers and artists, retraced Harriman's route, exploring some of the issues Harriman faced, and some he couldn't even imagine. The film chronicling these two expeditions presents a unique look at a century of change in Alaska. (Bullfrog Films, (610) 779-8226).
Past JBA news and events
Spring 2011 Slabsides DaySpring Slabsides Day 2011 was Beautiful!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
12 Noon - 4:00 PM
Semi-annual open house of "Slabsides," John Burroughs's rustic cabin in West Park, New York. Interpretive tours of the cabin are offered throughout the day.
12 pm Talk on porch:
Bird Signs; John Burroughs, Native American Traditions, and the Way we Percieve Birds
Evan Pritchard, Director, Center for Algonquin Culture
An exploration into how our own views about birds may be influenced both by writers such as John Burroughs, and by folklore and story, much of which comes from Native Americans.
Hiking trails in the surrounding 196 acre John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary were open to the public until dusk. Refreshments were available at the nearby Pond House. Volunteers worked on new trail construction after the presentation. Activities included hauling lumber, painting trail blazes, removing stumps and rocks and grading parts of the trail.
Hiking trails in the surrounding 196 acre John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary are open to the public until dusk. Refreshments will available at the nearby Pond House.
Fall Slabsides Day
October 4, 2008
Semi-annual open house of "Slabsides," John Burroughs's rustic cabin in West Park, New York.
Biology Department, Central Connecticut University,
New Britain, Connecticut
What words are used for those who study birds, or, as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid might ask, "Who are those guys?" Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" might answer, "Ornithologists, birdwatchers and birders, oh my!" In this talk David Spector will use writings of John Burroughs and his contemporaries to explore some of the meanings of "birder," "birdwatcher," and "ornithologist" and how those meanings have changed.
- JB nature sanctuary bird count and natural history walks led by Selden Spencer, JBA board member.
- Cabin tours.
- Self-guided trail walks and
- Pond House viewing of "John Burroughs: A Naturalist in the Industrial Age" DVD by Dr. Lynn Spangler, SUNY, New Paltz and refreshments.
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