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Brilliant! The Scarlet Tanager's First Year, a talk by naturalist Peter Alden
Peter Alden begins his lively and beautifully illustrated tale with a speckled egg in a nest. He then takes us on the eventful journey of a young male scarlet tanager. We follow it from its hatching in Concord’s Walden Woods, to its over-wintering in Peru and then back again to Concord to seek its future mate. Alden, a well-traveled ecotourism guide and author of 15 bird and nature books, also co-organized the world’s first Biodiversity Day with Edward O. Wilson.
Peter’s talk is in memory of his friend, Dorothy Storer Long (1920-2012), granddaughter of Robert Treat Paine.
|Where||Stonehurst: The Robert Treat Paine Estate 100 Robert Treat Paine Dr, Waltham, MA 02452|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||free. donations appreciated|
More About Stonehurst: The Robert Treat Paine Estate
Stonehurst is located on Robert Treat Paine Drive, which is off of Lyman Street. Construction of the home was completed in 1886. It became the property of the City of Waltham in 1974.
Stonehurst was the summer home of Robert Treat Paine and his wife Lydia Lyman Paine. It was designed by local noted architects Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted. If the name Frederick Law Olmsted sounds familiar, it is because he designed some of the most famous parks in America, including Central Park in NYC, the grounds surrounding the U.S. capitol in Washington and the Emerald Necklace located throughout Boston.
You can visit the grounds year-round during daylight hours. See below for hours of Stonehurst itself. Admission is $3 as of 2010, but children and members of Friends of Stonehurst are free. Please contact the office during business hours to discuss group tours or rental of the property for special events.