Alfresco Authors: Little Big Year: Chasing Acadia’s Birds by Rich MacDonald


Author talk, book signing, and nature walk with local naturalist and author Rich MacDonald

From 12.30 pm until 1.30 pm

Rich MacDonald is a field biologist, ornithologist, naturalist, tour guide, writer, photographer, husband, and father living in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a background rooted in science, natural history, and adventure. During 2018, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the migratory Bird Treaty Act, Rich undertook a year-long adventure to see and hear all the birds of Hancock County. Rich runs The Natural History Center, leading nature tours and conducting educational programs throughout the natural world of Acadia National Park, Downeast Maine, and beyond.

The Stonington Public Library and Evergreen Garden Club are thrilled to co-host an author talk and nature walk with Rich MacDonald in the library’s Alfresco Authors series. Rich will talk about his new book, Little Big Year: Chasing Acadia’s Birds. This is his story of a year-long adventure to document the birds of Acadia National Park and Hancock County. People that know him say the book reads as though you are out birding with Rich as he tells stories about his adventures. Bring a brown bag lunch and a blanket down to Mariners Park, and listen to Rich share from his experiences chasing birds all across the county. The book will be available for purchase.

Stick around after the talk and join Rich for a nature walk in Mariners Park. Together we will explore the local birds out and about on that day. The walk will proceed at a leisurely pace across easy terrain. Bring binoculars and a camera, if you like; supportive footwear is recommended. Open eyes and ears are all you need to participate.

The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 6. Please include your email and/or phone number in the registration to ensure you receive any communication about the event.

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