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J. David Henry -- Book Launch

Thursday Nov 06 2014 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing, Presentation

Presenting a wildlife slide show and signing Watching Wildlife in Prince Albert National Park

What animals do visitors usually see in Prince Albert National Park? Deer, elk, red fox, loon, beaver, red squirrel, maybe a black bear if you’re lucky. David Henry’s new book opens up the little known worlds of these animals and gives you answers to questions like these: Who really calls the shots in an elk harem? Why do male loons desert their families in September? What’s so unique about red squirrel moms? How have red foxes evolved to be better mousetraps? How did plains bison find their way back to Prince Albert National Park? The book tells you where to look for animals in the park and includes space for your own field notes. The author’s insights from thousands of hours observing wildlife will increase your pleasure when watching and photographing these animals.

David Henry is a wildlife biologist who has written five highly acclaimed books about the animals of Canada’s national parks. Jane Goodall describes his book Red Fox: The Catlike Canine as “a small masterpiece of patience and dedication.” Based on his book Canada’s Boreal Forest, David was asked to be scientific advisor for a BBC documentary on our northern forest. David is also involved in many environmental issues and was recently awarded the 2014 J.B. Harkin Medal for Conservation by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.