Scott Weidensaul, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of more than two dozen books on natural history, speaks at Belmont on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and will sign copies of his latest book, Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul. In the book Weidensaul retraces the epic 1955 journey of naturalists Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose book Wild America chronicled that now-legendary 30,000-mile trip across North America. Fifty years later, Weidensaul retraced their epic journey to see what we’ve gained and lost, and to catch a glimpse of what the future holds for wildlife and wild lands.
Weidensaul’s talk is scheduled for 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Beaman Student Life Center’s meeting room A&B. There will be a book signing, with copies of Return to Wild America available for purchase, from 6:00-6:45 pm. A reception will follow the event.
Weidensaul writes for such publications as Smithsonian, Audubon, Nature Conservancy and International Wildlife. He lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his book Living on the Wind, about migratory birds.