Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Overlook Mountain Lecture Series Finishes on Sunday, October 12th with Richard Pariso

The Overlook Mountain fire tower summer lecture series began in June with a talk about bears. Then came rattlesnakes, geology, and forest history. On Sunday, October 12 the series will finish with poetry. Richard Parisio, an educator for the DEC who carries quotations from Nineteenth Century Catskills nature essayist John Burroughs in his pockets to help identify bird calls, will lead a hike from the Overlook Mountain parking area starting at 10 a.m. to appreciate the arrival of autumn. Then at 1 p.m. the group will gather at the summit cabin for a poetry salon to share pieces by our favorite poets, including ourselves. We'll celebrate the spirit of the natural world transformed into words.
For information, contact Will Nixon at will@willnixon.com or 845-679-5853, or Dick Voloshon at volo@hvc.rr.com or 845-679-2580. The 2.5 mile hike up Overlook follows an old carriage road that climbs 1400 feet. To reach the Overlook Mountain parking area from the village green, take Rock City Road 2.5 miles. This walk is sponsored by the Overlook Mountain Fire Tower Stewards.
Will Nixon
P.S. My own modest contribution to Catskill poetry is “My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse” which you may read at http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2008/id62.htm.

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