Elliot presents ‘Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom’ Jan. 28

Published 10:54 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Storyteller Doug Elliott will present Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve. (photo submitted)

Walnut Creek Preserve and the Pacolet Area Conservancy invite you to listen to naturalist and storyteller Doug Elliott present “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom – Stories, Songs and Lore Celebrating the Natural World” on Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. to be held at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.
Whether he’s singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, cawing with crows, pondering the “nature” in human nature, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a harmonica tune, Elliott is known for his lively presentations, as well as his knowledge of the Southern Appalachian bioregion.
Time and weather permitting, there may also be an interpretive natural history stroll around the grounds of Walnut Creek Preserve after the presentation for those who may be interested. Children and adults are welcome and there is no charge for the event.
To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy. 108 E and turn left on to Hwy. 9 N toward Lake Lure. Follow Hwy. 9 for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10ths of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden Green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center.
For more information or directions from another location, contact the Pacolet Area Conservancy at 828-859-5060 or landprotection@pacolet.org.
– article submitted by Pam Torlina