Mountain & Prairie Podcast is an exciting, well-crafted, long-form interview-based podcast from conservationist and western transplant, Ed Roberson. A current Colorado resident, Roberson interviews interesting artists, hunters, writers, historians, novelists, conservationists, activists, and more that live or focus their work on the west. Many of his guests reside in Big Sky country, the great state
Chris Dombrowski’s The River You Touch – Making a Life On Moving Water is a memoir set in Montana and Michigan. As a poet and purveyor of literature, Dombrowski is a transplanted Midwesterner that discovers his love of Montana rivers. His memoir centers around raising a family while balancing careers as a writer and river
Wild New World: The Epic Story of Animals and People in America is Dan Flores’s latest natural history book about the wild animals of the past, present and future. With some overlapping of his wonderful book American Serengeti, Wild New World starts at the beginning of our current understanding of human history. In many ways,
Eager – The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb is, as the title declares, full of surprises. Beavers, those large, dam building mammals in the rodent family are not what you’d ever expect to be glamorous or captivating. But in many ways they are both. Through all my years
The Man Who Loved Birds is the extensively researched biography of Dr. Frank M. Chapman, a pioneering ornithologist from the late 19th century into the mid-20th century. Written by James T. Huffstodt, The Man Who Loved Birds is a fun read about a fascinating ornithologist that many birders may only know of him from starting
Conversations With Birds by Priyanka Kumar is a fun collection of essays about the author’s birding adventures. Born in India, Kumar moved to the United States and then lived in several states before landing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A lover of outdoors, it took her longer to form a deep connection to birds, to
I discovered Richard Louv because of his wildly important book, Last Child in the Woods. Then I read The Nature Principle and Vitamin N. His 2019 book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs continues to promote and persuade a love for nature and a love for nature education.
Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History From Cave Art to Conservation by Tim Birkhead takes you on a journey beginning before recorded history to present-day worries of species decline. (VERIFY WHERE HE ENDS) My historical interest of birds usually begins with John James Audubon, but the chapters on cave art, mummified Sacred Ibis in Egypt,