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Rob Simbeck's The Southern Wildlife Watcher is awarded the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers' 2021 Best Book Award

September 20, 2021 | by admin

The AGLOW Awards in Craft Competition has awarded Rob Simbeck’s The Southern Wildlife Watcher: Notes of a Naturalist the 2021 Best of Book Award.

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW), an organization of writers, editors, publishers, and other media professionals that fosters fellowship and provides networking, educational, career, and craft improvement opportunities, annually recognizes excellence throughout the media industry.

The Southern Wildlife Watcher 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.

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.

The 2021 AGLOW Annual Conference was held at Tree Tops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan September 12-16, 2021.

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