More woodslore and wildwoods wisdom

Published 9:07 am Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Doug Elliott in his garden with a Blue Jay on his shoulder. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Doug Elliott in his garden with a Blue Jay on his shoulder. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) invite the public to listen to naturalist and storyteller, Doug Elliott, present “More Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom — Stories, Songs, and Lore Celebrating the Natural World” on March 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.

Doug Elliott’s popular “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom” presentation that took place at the Nature Center on Jan. 28 was such a hit PAC and WCP just had to invite him to do another presentation. This program is an encore to last year’s presentation, and it will provide additional “stories, songs and lore celebrating the natural world.”

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 jivey harmonica tune,  Elliott is known for his lively presentations as well as his broad, practical, scientific and cultural knowledge of the Southern Appalachian bioregion. He will perform a concert of amazing tales, lively tunes, traditional lore, outrageous personal narratives and fact stranger than fiction. He flavors it all with regional dialects, lively harmonica riffs and more than a few belly laughs. 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 that may be interested. Children and adults are welcome and there is no charge for the event.

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