Where Is Your Walden? Two Great Ponds.
Saturday, May 19, 1-3:30 p.m.
Center at Glastonbury, 1226 Main Street 06033
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Dr. Robert Thorson, author of The Field Guide to Walden Pond
“Great Pond” was an old legal term for a body of water exceeding ten acres. Concord’s Walden Pond received a distinctive name; Glastonbury’s Great Pond, did not. Though they are alike in many ways, they have very different flood hydrology and ecology, with Great Pond’s being more interesting and richer, respectively.
Professor Thorson’s slide lecture and reading will use Great Pond in Glastonbury as a literary foil for Thoreau’s Great Pond in Concord. This will segue into his question “Where’s Your Walden?” His answer will emerge from having written the first ever Guide to the world’s most famous Great Pond.
Q&A will follow. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing as a fundraiser for The Connecticut Audubon Society.
Members $8, Non-members $10. Please register below to reserve your seat: