In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the deep traveler doesn’t make this mistake.
Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. On Saturday, October 19th Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust welcomes David K. Leff, an award winning essayist who will lead a program entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight”. He will share the methods on how you too can become a deep traveler finding magic in the mundane, serving to give you a sense of place and appreciation of the importance of preservation.
Leff will share stories and photos of his own deep travel adventures of discovering drive-in theaters, Quonset huts, old growth forests, cider mills, ghost towns, roadside springs, Nike missile sites, neglected graveyards and many other quirky wonders throughout our state.
The former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Leff is the author of six nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry, and two novels in verse, David has read his work, given book talks, and lectured on literary, historical and environmental topics throughout Connecticut and beyond.
Saturday, October 19, 2 pm
$10 members; $15 non-members
Flanders Nature Center
located at the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Road
203-263-3711, ext. 12