This past weekend was the Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) here in Charleston. It has become a tradition for me, Miles, and my in-laws to attend this and get our fill of wildlife, conservation, and dogs. There are so many dogs there. It’s fantastic.
This year, I thought I’d try to pay attention and see what authors might be there. SEWE began as an arts festival that celebrated wildife art (birds, fish, animals, all that jazz). I hoped to see more authors there, but I really only saw one: John Seerey-Lester. His wife, Suzie, was there as well.
Their artwork is beautiful and they have a couple of books, such as Painting Wildlife with John Seerey-Lester. It was all exquisite, but not quite what I was looking for.
Garden and Gun Magazine is one of the main sponsors for SEWE and, of course, they were there as well. Sporting Classics Magazine was also there. Sadly, they weren’t quite what I was looking for. Since I didn’t see more of what I was looking for, I decided to take to the internet and compile a little list of books that I’d like to read.
- Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. Farley Mowat lived in the Arctic to study wolves that were killing caribou. This book discusses what he learned while he lived there and observed the wolves.
- A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. I’m fairly certain Miles has a copy of this somewhere as it was required reading for him when he was getting his associate’s in Fish and Wildlife Management. He isn’t a big reader and I think he enjoyed reading this.
- The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman. A book about birds, which I have always been fascinated by. This book discusses how intelligent birds actually are (compared to our usual belief of them).
That’s a start, at least. Do you have any wildlife books to recommend, reader?
(Pic taken by me one cold morning.)