StoryWalk® at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
is open again!
If you are planning to visit the StoryWalk in order to get your points for DPL Summer Reads, we will leave it up through July 6th. Since there was storm damage, some pages may look a little different than before.
Discover a story displayed page by page on the AtkesonCypress Trail (Behind Visitor’s Center at the Refuge)
Tuesday, June 1st – Tuesday, July 6th
Tuesday – Saturday (closed Sunday-Monday)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Visitor Center entrance gate locks at 4:00 PM.
Atkeson Cypress Trail
located behind the Visitor Center
3121 Visitor Center Rd, Decatur, AL 35603
About the Book
A Day in a Forested Wetland
Written by Kevin Kurtz & Illustrated by Sherry Neidigh
Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home. Kevin Kurtz continues his award-winning A Day In series, and once again delights readers with a rhythmic, nonfiction look into a typical day for the animals that live in this wet habitat.
CLICK HERE to check the online catalog for availability of A Day in a Forested Wetland
About the Author & Illustrator
Kevin Kurtz writes nonfiction children’s books about science and nature. During his career he has worked in a marine biology lab, a marine biology research ship, a marine geology research ship, an aquarium, a bird of prey center, and a science museum. He draws on these experiences with each of his books.
Kevin regularly provides live and remote author visits to schools to inspire students and teach them about reading, writing, science, and nature. You can learn more about him and his books on his website.
Sherry Neidigh studied illustration and graphic design at Ringling College of Art and Design where she received a BA degree, and scientific illustration at the School of the Art Institution of Chicago. She currently lives in Simpsonville, SC with her dogs Loki and Bisbee and a cat, Remi.
She’s been a freelance artist for over 30 years creating educational materials for children, illustrating children’s books, puzzles, games, and other learning activities. She’s also been a sign artist at Trader Joe’s for the past 10 years. To learn more about her visit her website.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.