Rob Simbeck presents
December 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Join us for an evening with Rob Simbeck, who will be reading for the third event in our On My Mind series hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book and Read SC - The South Carolina Center for the Book. Rob’s book The Southern Wildlife Watcher: Notes of a Naturalist is a colorful look at thirty-six common and not-so-common animals found in the southeastern United States—from the hummingbird to the bald eagle and from the bullfrog to the bobcat. Rob 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. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. We encourage you to purchase the book from Eagle Eye Book Shop, our partners for this event, here. 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. Rob Simbeck has written for the Washington Post, Guideposts, Field & Stream, Birder’s World, Wildbird, and wildlife/conservation magazines in twenty states. He is the author, ghostwriter, or editor of more than twenty books and is former president and chairman of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.