Southport nature walk with forager and herbalist Hayden Stebbins

Join forager and functional herbalist Hayden Stebbins on a nature walk through scenic Southport and learn to view your landscape in a whole new way. Discover native and commonly introduced species, how to identify plants by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties Sunday, July 29, at 11:30 a.m.

Gather in Pequot Library’s Perkin Gallery to view the exhibition Garden Menagerie, and then take a 45-minute walk around Southport, including stops at the harbor and Reeves Park. Afterward, explore the 58th annual Book Sale on your return to Pequot Library. Free and all ages welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. Registration required at [email protected].

Stebbins, a native of Fairfield, graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Science of Natural and Environmental Systems, and he earned his master’s degree from Schumacher College in England in Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production. He has shadowed ethnobotanist Marc Williams, the director of and Plants and Healers International, taught about edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms up and down the Eastern seaboard, and completed the full-time clinical herbalism program at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in North Carolina.

Pequot Library’s public programs are supported in part by the Town of Fairfield.

For more information, visit or call 203-259-0346, ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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