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.