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ONLINE SB Spotlight: Dasha on the Trail with Gwynne Bruck

October 21 @ 1:00 pm

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The new children’s book, Dasha on the Trail, is a hike through Southern California’s rugged landscape as seen from eyes and snout of a lighthearted pup, Dasha. She sniffs out animals on the trail like mischievous ravens and her leash-free cousins, the coyotes. She longs for freedom but knows a tame dog might not know all the tricks of this untamed world.

In this Sunbelt Spotlight, we will take a look at this charming story with author and illustrator Gwynne Bruck. She will share with us how this story came to be and provide tips for safely exploring San Diego County parks with your pooch. We will also be joined by Mission Trails Regional Park Ranger Heidi Gutknecht.

Mission Trails Regional Park serves at the setting for the book. The park is filled with native wildlife and examples of California’s chaparral and coastal sage scrub. With more than 8,000 acres, Mission Trails is one of largest urban parks in the United States and features 65-miles of trails, a visitor center, and campground.

About Gwynne: After twenty five years as a boat captain, Gwynne decided to change course and began writing and illustrating children’s books. In her first book, she highlights some of the local wildlife that Dasha points out on their hikes together. It is her hope that readers will learn a little about their wild neighbors and go out and explore the beauty of San Diego’s open spaces.

A free reading and signing for the book at Mission Trails Regional Park is scheduled for November 13th, 2021 at 10:00 am. This event is organized in partnership with the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and will be held outdoors in the MTRP Visitor Center amphitheater where the audience can enjoy the sights and sounds of the park. Families with children are encouraged to attend, but please leave your furry friends at home. The book will be available for sale at the event and in the Visitor Center Gift Shop.

Sunbelt Spotlight maximum capacity is reached at 100 participants, however we do not cap registration. In the event we meet capacity, you may be unable to attend the live event despite pre-registration. We still encourage you to register if you are at all interested in one of our lectures because a recording of the presentation will be emailed to all registrants with in a week of the live event.


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