A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – October 24, 2022 – Joan Strassman on Slow Birding

A new book I’m reading emphasizes the word watching in the expression bird watching. As in: Don’t be in such a hurry to merely note that you’ve seen a bird, but instead really have a close look at what it’s doing, and discover the facts of its life. The book is called “Slow Birding,” and its author is here today to talk about how to be a slow birder, and about some of the species she profiles in the book.


Joan Strassman is a specialist in animal behavior who is a professor of biology at Washington University in St Louis. She is also now the author of “Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard.”


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