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The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm Presents Geoff Wisner: A Year of Birds

Thoreau and the Birds of Concord: A Book Launch with Geoff Wisner

Saturday, May 11th at 6pm


Thoreau Farm 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA. 01742

Just released by Mercer University Press, A Year of Birds is the first collection of Thoreau’s writings on birds to be arranged by the day of the year, emphasizing the relationship of birds with their environment and the spiritual significance of the seasons. With a focus on the town of Concord, A Year of Birds includes unparalleled descriptions of birds ranging from the red-tailed hawk to the whippoorwill. Special sections are devoted to the now-vanished passenger pigeon and to Thoreau’s mysterious “night warbler.”

Geoff Wisner, editor of A Year of Birds, is a board member of the Thoreau Society and the editor of Thoreau’s Wildflowers and Thoreau’s Animals, published by Yale University Press.



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