38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.
Scoville Memorial Library and Salisbury Association Land Trust present Tom Wessels, Ecologist: Reading the Forested Landscape, Saturday September 20 10:00 a.m. followed by Guided Walk at 12:00 noon This program is based on Wessel's book, "Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England". It introduces people to approaches used to interpret a forest's history while wandering through it. Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape. Talk and slides at 10:00 a.m., followed by brown bag lunch on the Library grounds at 11:30. Depart in carpools from Library parking lot for a guided walk at Turnip Top, Edith Scoville Sanctuary, Salisbury at 12:00 noon. Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master's degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. Presently, he is Faculty Emeritus. Tom has conducted landscape ecology and sustainability workshops throughout the United States for over 30 years. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape. While not required, reservations for the walk can be made by calling Laura at the Salisbury Association at 860-435-0566.