Elliott presentation at Walnut Creek Preserve draws crowd

Published 10:13 am Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Babs Strickland, Doug Elliott and PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina at the Anne Elizabeth Surratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, where Elliott gave a presentation on “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom” on Jan. 28. (photo by Bob Strickland)

On Saturday, Jan. 28, approximately 80 people filled the Anne Elizabeth Surratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, where noted naturalist, storyteller and musician Doug Elliott treated them to a presentation called “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom.” The program was part of a collaboration between Babs and Bob Strickland of Walnut Creek and the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC).
The audience listened, laughed and sang on cue, learning about nature in an enjoyable way.
Why do farmers hate crows? Why did Native Americans call the vulture the “peace eagle”? Why don’t you want to get too close to one? What’s the real story on groundhogs and their day? Elliott enlightened everyone on these topics and many more. Afterwards he led a short walk on a nearby trail.
For more information about Elliott, visit www.dougelliott.com. For information on upcoming programs at Walnut Creek, visit www.pacolet.org. Programs are presented to the public free of charge.
– article submitted by Carole Bartol