Tag Archives: outdoors

October 26

Happy Book Birthday to Stories from Afield!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places by Bruce Smith (Bison Books, 2016). Bruce L. Smith retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004 after a thirty-year career as a wildlife manager and […]

March 20

Reading List: Hello, Spring

Looking forward to clearing out the garden and potting flowers? We have a few books that can help.   Wildflowers of the Western Plains Zoe Merriman Kirkpatrick “Dreamers, as well as those living in or trekking through the western Great Plains, a region from eastern Montana and the western Dakotas south to West Texas, will […]

January 13

From the Desk of B.J. Hollars: The Search for the Elusive

The following contribution is from B. J. Hollars, author of  Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds (February 2017). Hollars is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of numerous books, including This Is Only a Test, From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, […]

July 22

News and Reviews

Books   Stories from Afield by Bruce Smith Praise from Kirkus reviews: “Reflective thoughts and vibrant specifics bring a nature biologist’s love of the outdoors to readers.” Culture on Two Wheels Edited by Jeremy Withers and Daniel P. Shea Review from Shepherd Express: “Perfect for the scholar, cyclist or anyone interested in symbolism in art…” […]

July 04

From the desk of Doreen Pfost

The following contribution is from Doreen Pfost, author of This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte (Nebraska, 2016). What the Platte River Taught Me When I see Fourth of July fireworks, I think of the Platte River. I was not always this way. I grew up in a military family, and Fourth of July […]