A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIRDS virtual event with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and Sue Leaf

Sue Leaf will join a virtual event with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library on Thursday, October 21 for a discussion of her book A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIRDS, now available in paperback.
When Oct 21, 2021
from 18:30 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The father of Minnesota ornithology, whose life story opens a window on a lost world of nature and conservation in the state’s early daysSue Leaf will join a virtual event with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. for their Moving Words panel for a discussion of her book A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts, now available in paperback. She will be joined in conversation by Jon Slaght, author of Owls of the Eastern Ice, and Cary Griffith, author of Gunflint Burning. Please register here to attend the Zoom event.

A Love Affair with Birds is the first full biography of Thomas Sadler Roberts. Bird enthusiast, doctor, author, curator, educator, conservationist: every chapter in Roberts’s life is also a chapter in the state’s history, and in his story acclaimed author Sue Leaf—an avid bird enthusiast and nature lover herself—captures a true Minnesota character and his time. 

"In biographer Sue Leaf’s capable hands, we are drawn into Roberts’ long and worthy life, beginning with his family’s arrival in St. Paul in 1867. As a boy he was free to explore this edge-of-the-prairie region and its wildlife, and Leaf, herself a bird watcher, paints a vivid picture of what the area was like a century ago. Anyone with an interest in birds, Minnesota’s natural history and learning about the life of a singular doctor, author, curator, educator, conservationist and bird enthusiast will find this book a rare treat." —Star Tribune

"For those of us who spend a lifetime helping preserve and encourage the conservation of birdlife, one of the greatest gifts we can receive is the chance to enter the ‘conservation time machine’ provided by books like Sue Leaf’s A Love Affair with Birds. It transports us back more than a hundred years to experience the diversity and abundance of the birdlife that once existed in Minnesota. It allows us to sense Roberts’s passion for birds, his detailed powers of observation, and his thoroughness in documenting his lifetime of bird observations." —Carrol Henderson, former supervisor, Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources