“Give me for my friends and neighbors wild men, not tame ones. The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet.”
This line from Thoreau’s Walking describes our time together on Saturday mornings. I believe, like Thoreau, that wild nature is human nature and that we can be enlivened by spending time together in the woods and prairies. I’m looking forward to our Saunter this Saturday morning because I could use a strong dose of ferity!
And no more rain outs! There are plenty of places to take cover, so we will saunter rain or shine. Please let me know if you can join us for a Summer Saunter on Saturday morning, July 12 from 0730 to 1000 at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. Matt Low from the English Department at Creighton University will share insights on nature, nature writing, poetry, and seeing.
Don’t forget water, long pants, sun screen, bug spray, or any other items for your comfort on the trail. Please contact me for more information at 402.571.7460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if we can expect to see you.