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The ecologist-poet

October 04th, 2022

Ecologist and writer, Don Gayton of Summerland meanders (in a seemingly effortless way) from animals and scenery to etymology, poetry, wine, recipes, history, memoir, geography, and back to animals in one short story. Yet it all holds together as evidenced in his latest collection of essays, The Sky and the Patio (New Star $18). The title story tells of a Spring dinner hosted on the family balcony and feeling close to nature. For many years Gayton mainly worked as an ecologist, specializing in grasslands, grazing management and fire ecology, and he wrote in his spare time for a wide variety of publications including Equinox and Canadian Geographic. He also published seven previous books. His awards include the US National Outdoor Book Award, the Canadian Science Writers Award and two short-listings for the BC & Yukon Book Awards. 9781554201945


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