Something Wild takes pride in introducing to the residents of the state to the wonder in the wild that surrounds us all. Someone who discovered that wonder at a young age is David Carroll, “I was 8 years old when I had that experience with the first spotted turtle.” Naturalist, writer, artist are among the many descriptors frequently attached to Carroll’s name.
But that first experience of his set him on a path that returned him frequently to the swamps around the Connecticut home of his youth. “I just went there to be there to be alive there to get lost in that world to enter into that realm.”
NH Public Radio’s feature from 2015 about David’s stories of first turtle, ecology of lost landscapes, human theme parks, the issues with “Last Child In The Woods” and need for places for preservation and protection from people.
You can read it and listen to it here – http://nhpr.org/post/something-wild-why-david-carroll-speaks-trees