NEXT FOX TROT 5/12/17 at Rushton Woods, Newtown Square

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Come to The Secret Life of the Red Fox Book Signing and FOX TROT Nature Journaling Walk with the Illustrator, Kate Garchinsky



Space is limited to 20 kids. Register NOW to reserve your spot!
Call Blake Goll 610-353-2562, at extension 20 or email her at
Or use the SignUp Genius website

When is this again? Friday, May 12, 2017 4:30-6:30pm

Whereabouts? Rushton Woods Preserve, 911 Rushton Woods Preserve, Delchester Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19355 MAP

Ok, WHAT’S A FOX TROT? Oh, just a super awesome outdoor nature book event where we get loud and wild and learn something new in the field.

It starts with a book reading and I’m gonna need you to participate—can you pounce like a fox? Scream like a fox? Hopefully we’ll perk up the ears of the local fox population, and hear them answer back. We’ll try out some owl calls too. Then we’ll set out on a FOX TROT to search for Secret Fox signs (dens, markings, dinner leftovers). We’ll learn to take sensory notes of our findings in sketches. Other possible sightings include white-tailed deer, owls, hawks, songbirds, rabbits, groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks, caterpillars, butterflies, spiders, moths, and bats.

Can I bring something? Yes. Something to draw on (loose paper or a sketchbook) and something to draw with (a pencil, marker, or pen—nothing too fancy). Binoculars if you’ve got them, and if you’re really fancy, a magnifying glass.

How Much? Your $15 Registration Fee includes a signed and personalized copy of my new book, The Secret Life of the Red Fox. It’s a narrative non-fiction illustrated story about a year in the secret life of one fox. There’s a glossary and more trivia about foxes at the back. AND, you’ll get a limited edition RED FOX poster too! You’re not gonna get that from a dot com.

Already have a book? Then it’s $5 for Non-Members, $0 for Members. You’ll still get a poster.

HURRY. Space is limited. Please register NOW to reserve your spot!  SignUp Genius website

Questions? Call Blake Goll 610-353-2562, at extension 20 or email her at

About our Host:
What’s the Junior Birding Club?
 It’s exactly what it sounds like, plus a lot more. Membership is just $25 for a whole family for the entire year. The fee gets you into all the club’s nature programs for free including birding trips, arts and crafts lessons, bird banding, owl banding, butterfly tagging and bat counts. What you’ll see and learn, whether you’re a birder or a birder’s parent or guardian, is absolutely priceless.

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About Kate

Kate Garchinsky illustrates and writes children’s books and educational media in her studio in the woodlands near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut picture book, The Secret Life of the Red Fox, written by acclaimed wildlife author, Laurence Pringle, received a starred review from School Library Journal. Kate Garchinsky received a grant from the Eckelberry Fellowship at the Academy of Natural Sciences, where she has been researching and illustrating extinction stories about North American birds such as the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet. Prior to creating children’s books, Kate designed lots of fun things like toys, birdbaths and trail maps. She lives with her husband Brian, Julia and Spencer the cats, and her one-eyed beagle, Maggie May. Kate recently signed on to illustrate two more “Secret Life” narrative non-fiction picture books with Boyds Mills Press—The Secret Life the Little Brown Bat (2018) and The Secret Life of the Skunk (2019). While drawing foxes and bats, Kate also began work on Belle’s Journey, a middle-grade non-fiction chapter book by ornithologist and osprey expert, Rob Bierregaard (Charlesbridge 2018). Get to know more about Kate Garchinsky at (aka

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