581427_bd754d40cb855c4c6a89c1894f36e054As a medical professor, Lawrence Winkler never guessed that casual backyard observation would become a catalogue, and then an anthem, and then a lyrical chronicle of the science and poetry of nature.

He landed on a world of narrative non-fiction writing, from which there was no escape.

His other passions include viticulture, travel, gardening, mushroom foraging, music, Japanese art, and efforts at local environmental stewardship.

For the last twenty-seven years, he and his wife, Robyn, have joyously cultivated their small acreage on Vancouver Island.