Originally a series of columns, Rob says, The Southern Wildlife Watcher:
Notes of a Naturalist is packed with excellent photography and loads of information about these different animals. As a passionate wildlife watcher and outdoorsman, Rob says he has a deep appreciation for nature. Although he has written more than 20 books, he notes that because of the subject matter and personal connection to it, this book is especially close to his heart.
From large and impressive creatures like the bald eagle and bobcat down to the seemingly insignificant earthworm and house fly, the book provides an in-depth look at each. Readers are presented with information about "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." Rob says his book has been written with a different perspective than most nature books. When nature surprises him, it's those facts and/or experiences that he wants to share with people and this book does that. Illustrating his point, Rob talks about the house fly and earthworm and reveals that neither are native to America. He discusses where they originated, how they traveled to the U.S. and in the case of earthworms, how to this day they still aren't present in some places in America.
Be sure to listen in as author Rob Simbeck joins The Revolution to celebrate wildlife with his book The Southern Wildlife Watcher.