Thursday, August 6, 2009
Author Reading - Soren Bondrup-Nielsen
Soren Bondrup-Nielsen was born in Denmark and at thirteen immigrated to Canada with his family. He is currently a professor in the Biology Department at Acadia University where he teaches Ecology and Conservation Biology he is author of A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl and a memoir, Winter On Diamond.will be reading from his new book August 27, 2009 at 4pm.
From the Publisher:
With enthusiasm and sincerity biologist Soren Bondrup-Nielsen recalls his experience as a graduate student in the 1970s researching the Boreal Owl in northern Ontario and Alberta. After receiving his B.Sc. in the spring of 1974, Bondrup-Nielsen travels by train to Kapuskasing to begin his study of this tiny, elusive species, cousin to the Tengmalm’s Owl of Scandinavia. Though initially dissuaded by his supervisor, the author sets about recording the owl’s call and locating individual territories. On cross-country skis, pulling a toboggan of supplies, Bondrup-Nielsen begins his first field season with reason for optimism, recording two distinct calls and being struck in the head by a male Boreal within his first week.