Thoreau Animal Index Blitz

Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Details & Registration

The Walden Woods Project, Lincoln Massachusetts


Join the Walden Woods Project to co-create an index of all of the animals mentioned in Thoreau’s Journals! Like Ray Angelo’s Botanical Index, this will become a valuable resource to Thoreau scholars for years to come.

Reasons to join us:

  • Researchers around the world will benefit from this resource.
  • Everyone who contributes to the Animal Index will be recognized when it is completed and made public!
  • Hot chocolate, tea and goodies will be served.
  • Experience the rare fire in the Walden Woods Project’s Great Hall walk-in fireplace!
  • You can come for as much—or little—as you are able!
  • Share some mid-winter camaraderie with fellow Thoreauvians.

(If you can’t join us in person, there is the possibility of participating remotely—register below and note where it asks about remote participation.)

What can I expect at the Animal Index Blitz?

  • Each participant will be assigned a certain number of pages, depending on how much time they have, of Thoreau’s journal to read (accessed on-line).
  • As participants read, they will be asked to note any mention of an animal. We will provide instructions and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
  • We have a limited number of desktop computers for participants to use; if you have a laptop, please bring it, so more people can participate at a time!

Contact Whitney Retallic, Director of Education, with questions.

Who's Hiding in Vernal Pools?

Sunday, April 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Details & Registration

Lincoln Center parking lot, Lincoln MA


Who’s Hiding in Vernal Pools?

Explore our forests’ hidden treasures – vernal pools!  In these important wildlife habitats you will find salamander larvae, frog tadpoles, beetles, bugs, and much more!

Join the Walden Woods Project and the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust as we explore a large vernal pool and the surrounding woods with Matt Burne, Walden Woods Project Conservation Director and co-author of A Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools.

Moderate walk in the woods on trails and off, appropriate for adults and kids (7+ recommended).

Date: Sunday, April 7 (rain date Sunday, April 13)
Time: 1 PM
Location: Lincoln Center Shopping Plaza Parking Lot

Space is limited; pre-registration is required!

Walden Woods Project, Lincoln MA


Join us for the book launch of Jeffrey S. Cramer’s highly-anticipated next book, Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, a thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world.

Jeffrey S. Cramer is the Curator of Collections at the Walden Woods Project’s Thoreau Institute Library and the editor of Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition, winner of a 2004 National Outdoor Book Award, and The Quotable Thoreau, recipient of an Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in Humanities.

Hardcover copies of the book will be on sale for $26.00.  Book-signing to follow talk.

Doors will open at 7 PM for a wine and cheese reception. Talk will begin at 7:30 PM.

Event is FREE, but space is limited.