Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail: Talk, slideshow rescheduled to Feb. 8

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WAYNE — Cary Memorial Library will presents a talk and slide show on The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the library, 17 Old Winthrop Road.

Paul Johnson, retired IFW fishery biologist and board member of Maine Woods Forever, will highlight the places Thoreau visited and things he observed, many of which can be seen today just as Thoreau saw them.

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of publication of Henry David Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods.” Thoreau’s ideas about nature and conservation were shaped through his observations in the woods and along the waterways during his three excursions along traditional Wabanaki canoe routes in Maine in 1846, 1853 and 1857. Thoreau’s writing about his Maine journeys was influenced by the Penobscot philosophy imparted by his Indian guides Joseph Attean and Joe Polis.

For more information, call the library at 685-3612. For more information about the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail, see mainewoodsforever.org/itinerariestrail-map.

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