We are going outside for this special “One Book, One Stratford” program.
The “One Book” Nature Hike will take place in Stratford’s own Roosevelt Forest on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. The hiking program is free and open to the public.
The idea of the “One Book” program is that everyone in town reads the same book at the same time, much like a town-wide book club. The library has chosen Connecticut author Conor Grennan’s acclaimed memoir, "The Little Princes," as the town selection.
The nature hike, led by Dave Wright, Master Wildlife Conservationist for the State of Connecticut for the past ten years, will tour the Red Trail in Roosevelt Forest.
Wright will contrast Roosevelt Forest with the Himalayas (the setting for The Little Princes) in a hike that will last between 60-90 minutes. Wright has led nature walks for Stratford for the past several years at various town locations.
He has been a piping plover monitor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a bald eagle volunteer at Shepaug Dam during the winter months. Wright has taught a number of nature related classes for Beardsley Zoo and currently chairs the annual Great Stratford Bird Festival.
In addition, Wright assists a number of area Nature Centers with animal and nature programming and is the President of the Trumbull Land Trust. He also holds a certificate in ornithology from Cornell University’s Sapsucker Woods Lab.
The “One Book” Nature Hike will begin at 3 p.m. at Roosevelt Forest, 700 Peters Lane in Stratford on Oct. 13.
Complimentary “One Book” water bottles will be available for all participants. For further information, call the Stratford Library’s Public Relations & Programming Office at 203.385.4162. “One Book, One Stratford” is co-sponsored in part by HarperCollins and the John T. Friderichs Memorial Fund.