Biographical Information:

Dates:Dates in Ridgefield: current resident
nonfiction, journalism, history
journalist, columnist, executive editor The Ridgefield Press, wildflower expert
A lifelong Connecticut resident, Jack Sanders graduated from Holy Cross College and has been a community newspaper editor for over 35 years; currently he is executive editor of The Ridgefield Press. His interest in wildflowers began in the 1970s when he undertook a project to catalogue and photograph local wildlife. He was northeastern region editor of Wildflower Magazine and has written about wildflowers for The New York Times and other periodicals. Sanders has presented programs about wildflowers at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.; Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College; the Garden Education Center; and Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, Connecticut. He writes a weekly column on birds for nine newspapers. He and his wife Sally, also a newspaper editor, have two grown sons and live in Ridgefield.

Titles (partial):Hedgemaids and Fairy Candles: The Life and Lore of North American Wildflowers, 1993The Secrets of Wildflowers, 1994Village Walks: Self-Guided Tours of the Historic Village of Ridgefield, CT, 1998Five Village Walks: Self-Guided Illustrated Tours of the Historic Village of Ridgefield, CT 200Internet Guide to Birds and Birding: The Ultimate Directory to the Best Sites Online, 2000
--Sources: Amazon.com; http://jacksanders.tripod.com/lecture.htm

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