Life List

life listOne of us just finished “Life List,” a new book by Olivia Gentile.  It’s a biography of Phoebe Snetsinger who saw more species of birds than any human before her.  Ms.  Gentile was interviewed this week in the New Yorker’s blog, The Book Bench.  Decscribing a trip to Kenya — to follow the path of one of Ms. Snetsinger’s birding trips — Ms. Gentile told them, “I had this sense that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing—learning that life is about survival, mating, storing your food, caring for your young.”

If you need a reason for bird-watching, that is as good as any.

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2 Responses to “Life List”

  1. Debboe Says:

    Great-tailed grackles are KEWL birds … if people don’t like them … they can MOVE?? We’re taking up their environment, for Pete’s sake!! They’re just adapting to the new environment!!

  2. katie runnels Says:

    Oooh! Thanks for the recommendation! Can’t wait!

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