At the GLCT Annual Meeting on June 3rd, UConn Professor Robert Thorson presented the first ever guide book to Walden Pond. Many of us are familiar with Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where Henry David Thoreau found refuge in nature for two years, two months, and two days. The result was Walden, the literary fountainhead of America’s environmental consciousness. Today, more than half a million people visit the pond each year to follow his example. Dr. Thorson shared a fascinating social and ecological history of the pond with GLCT members and reminded us of the importance of spiritual refuge in nature. The book is: The Guide to Walden Pond, available on Amazon.