If Greenwich Walls Could Talk

Start Date Time : Nov 02, 2019 04:00 PM

End Date Time : Nov 02, 2019 07:00 PM

Join Greenwich Land Trust for an educational evening with Dr. Robert M. Thorson, celebrated professor and author. Explore the natural beauty of our area as we walk through the  Babcock and Westfall Preserves. We will then head to Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses for a cocktail reception, followed by a presentation on the fascinating history of New England stone walls. Dr. Thorson will be available to answer questions and sign books at the conclusion of the presentation.


Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Online sign-up has closed, but space is still available and payment can be made at the event.


Walk only: $10; Cocktails & Lecture only: $15; Walk and Cocktails & Lecture: $20


4 – 5 p.m.

Walk at Babcock and Westfall Preserves

Parking and meeting location: Across from 718 North Street, Greenwich CT


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.



Q & A followed by book signing

Location: Sam Bridge – 437 North Street, Greenwich, CT


Dr. Thorson is a professor of geology at the University of Connecticut, and an award-winning author, scientist, and journalist. Dr. Thorson grew up in Wisconsin. He completed his Masters of Science in Geology at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and this Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Dr. Thorson’s newest book, The Guide to Walden Pond, published in March 2018, examines how Henry David Thoreau used his natural surroundings to create his “sense of place.” He also authored Exploring Stone Walls and Stone by Stone, which was awarded the 2003 Connecticut Book Award for nonfiction.