Myrna Pearman’s latest book now for sale

Pearman's book, Beauty Everywhere, Nature Photo Essays is now ready for sale

Myrna Pearman has a new book, hot of the press, ready for sale.

The book, Beauty Everywhere, is a delightful compilation of photo essays by Pearman published in the Red Deer Advocate from December 2010 to December 2015. The colourful edition would be a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who wants toshare Pearman’s love of nature and all of God’s creatures.

Pearman, whose roots are in Rimbey, is a naturalist, photographer, educator and writer. She has been the biologist and siteservices manager at Ellis Bird Farm since 1987, where she has overseen the development of the site into a popular andrespected education and research centre.

She has authored and co-authored several books and her photographs have been widely published.

In her introduction in the book, Beauty Everywhere, which she dedicated to Fred Schutz, Pearman recalls being raised on afarm in the Rimbey area.

“Although our family did not have monetary wealth, our childhood was richly blessed by carefree hours spent wandering thewoods, exploring wetlands, building tree forts and riding the hills on horseback.”

Pearman said the family was fortunate to have self-taught scholar and world traveler, Fred Schutz, as a close family friend.

“It was the time that we shared with him –rambling the hills, listening to stories, studying the stars and learning about thewonders of nature—that sparked in me a sense of awe for the earth and her creatures. With Fred’s inspiration andencouragement, I also became interested in photography and writing.”

After leaving Rimbey, Pearman moved on to graduate from the University of Alberta and later assumed the position ofbiologist at Ellis Bird Farm.

“I have enjoyed being at the helm of this world-class organization for almost three decades.

Pearman’s photo essays focus on the beauty and diversity of Alberta, especially Central Alberta.

“In each column I have tried to share my own stories as well as interesting tidbits and little-known but interesting factsabout what makes our wild neighbours so fascinating,” she said.

Pearman hopes the short essays in her book inspire readers to marvel at the many wonders of the natural world and tospend more time outside, and, most importantly, to see beauty everywhere.

Last year Pearman published the book, Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide. Peavy Industries is a major sponsor, so thebook is available in all their Alberta stores and through their online store.

It is also available at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, at the wild bird stores in Edmonton and Calgary and from the new EBFonline store.

Proceeds from book sales for Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide support Ellis Bird Farm’s education, conservation andresearch programs.

Pearman’s latest book, Beauty Everywhere is available at the Wild Bird Store in Calgary, Wildbird General Store in Edmonton,Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer, Alix Home Hardware, Alix, Holmehus Antiques, Red Deer County, Hanna’s Seeds,Lacombe, Parkland Garden Centre, Red Deer and select Peavey Mart Stores.

It may also be available at select locations in Rimbey soon.

For more information check out www.mypearman.com

 

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