ROXBURY – The next Wild Saturday program at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge will be a lament for a bird that once darkened the skies over the Burroughs homestead but is now extinct.
The next Wild Saturday program at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge will be a bit tamer than most, and will focus on the history of Roxbury where the famed naturalist was born and raised.
Dr. Barbara Kearns, an avid hiker and a big fan of naturalist John Burroughs, will lead off the 2014 series of Wild Saturday programs at Woodchuck Lodge on May 3 with an illustrated talk on “John Burroughs in the Adirondacks.”
Outdoor fun and nature exploration for the whole family will be the order of the day Saturday, June 9 at the annual John Burroughs Community Day at Woodchuck Lodge: Discovery hike for kids, tree pruning demo, wildflower walk, geoache workshop, raptors on display, house tours and much more!
Members of the Model T Ford Club of America, Capital District Chapter, motoring through the region April 28 stopped at naturalist John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury to learn about the man who was presented a Model T by the car’s producer, Henry Ford himself.
Woodchuck Lodge, which is maintained by a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving this treasured site, is open for free, guided tours the first weekend of every month, May through October, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 3. Special events and activities are announced on Facebook -- become a friend of johnburroughsofwoodchucklodge!
Sunday November 7th at 2pm in Delhi, DCHA will host their annual meeting. A brief business meeting followed by a film of John Burroughs the creator of the nature essay, who was born and raised in nearby Roxbury.
Naturalist John Burroughs paid lifelong homage to his Delaware County roots. Scattered throughout his essays are scores of recounted memories from the first 17 years of his life, years that he spent near Roxbury, New York. “My blood,” he said, “has the flavor of the soil in it; it is rural to the last drop.” Biographer Edward Renehan, Jr . writes that Burroughs “had a deep psychic connection not only to the geography of his home region, but also to his kin who lingered there above and below ground.”