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11

Jul

Spirit of Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Walden’ lives on at state park
Thoreau is perhaps best known for his book “Walden,” which was inspired by the two years he spent living simply in a self-built cabin along the shore of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.
 
This beautiful slice of nature still exists today in the form of a Walden Pond State Reservation. Often considered the birthplace of the conservation movement, this protected 335-acre park features hiking trails, a replica of Thoreau’s cabin and the 102-foot-deep kettle-hole pond, which is a popular swimming destination in the summer.

14

Aug

Modern-day Thoreau receives prestigious prizeThe farmer, essayist, poet and critic won the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Modern-day Thoreau receives prestigious prize
The farmer, essayist, poet and critic won the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

20

Jun

In Maryland, tiny houses that are a little bit Tolkien, a little bit ThoreauBased in the wilds of western Maryland, bespoke tiny home specialist Hobbitat creates stunning, small-sized dwellings using primarily reclaimed and recycled materials.

In Maryland, tiny houses that are a little bit Tolkien, a little bit Thoreau
Based in the wilds of western Maryland, bespoke tiny home specialist Hobbitat creates stunning, small-sized dwellings using primarily reclaimed and recycled materials.

27

Dec

12

Mar

Thoreau’s notes help researchers monitor climate changeRecords of spring blooms made by Henry David Thoreau, and other naturalists, have allowed scientists to decipher the effects of a warming climate.

Thoreau’s notes help researchers monitor climate change
Records of spring blooms made by Henry David Thoreau, and other naturalists, have allowed scientists to decipher the effects of a warming climate.