Birder Murder Mysteries: A Foreboding of Petrels

Steve Burrows, the author of seven Birder Murder Mysteries, will be back speaking with Headwaters Nature telling us about his latest story of DCI Dominic Lejuene, a Canadian birder working as a detective. Lejeune uses his advanced birding knowledge to help him solve (at least one) murder in the quiet countryside of Norfolk, UK. His latest book is called A Foreboding of Petrels. (I’m going to read up on Petrels before Steve speaks … and before I read his book. By the way, BookLore will be attending this meeting to sell his books.

Join us Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., October 24th,
at the Orangeville Seniors Centre at 26 Bythia Street.
Free Admission,

Everyone Welcome,
Refreshments provided,

Bring your own mug.

Burrows is a wonderful storyteller and an entertaining speaker. He says he’s happiest talking to groups such as ours who instinctively understand the nuances of bird behaviour that he weaves through his writing.

Steve first began exploring nature in the urban parks of his childhood home in Birmingham, UK. After emigrating to Canada, he eamed degrees from York University and Dalhousie University before relocating to Hong Kong, where he earned a Master’s degree from the University of Hong Kong. His dissertation explored the feasibility of reintroducing Silver Pheasants into Hong Kong’s forests.

Check out his website at Steve Burrows


Our roster of upcoming Speakers:

    • Nov 28/23: Don Scallen: Turtles of Ontario
    • Dec (late):  Christmas Bird Count:  details coming in the next month
    • Jan 30/24:  Gary Hall: How a photographer sees nature
    • Feb 27/24: Robin and crew, Nature Nerd Night — oh, the fun!!!
    • March 26/24:  Sarah Griffith: Clear as Mud – Using Geoscience for Decisions, Advice, and Accountability
    • April 30/24:  Fiona Reid:, Moths and Butterflies as Pollinators
    • May 28/24:  Jennifer Baici: Wild Turkeys in Ontario: a life history

(Details about each session will come out in the month before the actual event.)


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