Virtual Author Talk: THE SOUTHERN WILDLIFE WATCHER by Rob Simbeck w/ Sam Venable
Time & Location
About the Event
Union Ave Books and Ijams Nature Center invite you to attend a virtual book event with Rob Simbeck to discuss his new book, The Southern Wildlife Watcher. Rob will be joined by Sam Venable. This free, virtual event is Oct. 11 at 2 pm (EDT) on Zoom. Please send an RSVP to RSVP@unionavebooks.com to attend and include the title of the book SOUTHERN WILDLIFE WATCHER in the subject line. You will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.
Purchase the book here: https://unionavebooks.indielite.org/book/9781643360928
The Southern Wildlife Watcher is a colorful look at 36 common and not-so-common animals found in the southeastern United States, from the hummingbird to the bald eagle and the bullfrog to the bobcat. Simbeck, one of the Southeast's most widely read naturalists, combines a poet's voice with a journalist's rigor in offering readers an intimate introduction to the creatures around us.
Through delightful storytelling, each vignette offers accessible information supported by quotes from noted naturalists and biologists. Simbeck covers habitat, diet, mating and reproduction, environmental challenges, and even folklore in outlining the lives of insects and other invertebrates, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and fish. The Southern Wildlife Watcher is a refresher course and handbook for veteran nature lovers, an introduction for young readers, and fireplace or bedtime reading for those wanting to reflect on nature's bounty.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Rob Simbeck has written for the Washington Post, Guideposts, Field & Stream, Birder's World, Wildbird, and wildlife/conservation magazines in 20 states. He is the author, ghostwriter, or editor of more than 20 books and is former president and chairman of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.
Sam Venable is a humor columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. He assumed that position in 1985 after serving as the newspaper’s outdoors editor for 15 years. In September 2014, he retired from daily duties at the News Sentinel but continues to write a Sunday column for the Features section.