Join naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul, one of the founders of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, for an examination of Smith's fascinating life and work at a special program on June 10 at the Pennsylvania State Bookstore in Harrisburg starting at 12:05.
Before his death in 1985, Dauphin County native Ned Smith established an international reputation as one of the finest wildlife artists of the 20th century. Self-taught in both art and natural history, Smith was also a gifted photographer and writer, and his 1971 book Gone for the Day remains an acknowledged classic of nature writing.
Scott Weidensaul, nationally known, has written more than two dozen books on natural history, including his widely acclaimed Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.
Weidensaul's writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Smithsonian, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife and Audubon, among many others. In addition to writing about wildlife, Weidensaul is an active field researcher whose work focuses on bird migration.
This special program will be held in Hearing Room #1, Keystone State Office Building, in Harrisburg.