Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I am about halfway through another great book. It is my first one by Bernd Heinrich, and it may not be the last. I love journals that chronicle a year in the wild, and Bernd's "A Year in the Maine Woods", as you might have gathered from the title, does just that. He lives in a cabin with no electricity, no running water, living simply. Sounds good to me. Bernd is a professor of zoology at the University of Vermont, as well as a member of the Maine Sportsman's and Maine Running Halls of Fame. His observations of the natural world around him are making me really look forward to reading. I can see why he has won nature writing awards. One of my favorite quotes is also highlighted on the back cover, "the subtle matters and the spectacular distracts."


The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

I just finished reading "Nature I Loved" by Bill Geagan I highly suggest it if you have not yet read. Your description of "A Year in the Maine Woods" sounds similar and I am heading to the library today to pick it up!

backcountrybowhunter said...

I'll have to check it out! Thanks for dropping by, let me know how the book is for you.