Year of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department or School/College
Environmental Studies Program
Nadia White, Zac Cheviron
creative nonfiction, birds, field work, personal essay, rock climbing, ornithology
University of Montana
Wingspan: Living with Birds is a collection of creative nonfiction essays that intertwine the author’s personal experiences and reflections with her knowledge of the natural world and ornithology. The six essays explore themes of family, self-reflection, understanding a sense of place, rock climbing, and dealing with grief. These themes are combined with natural histories of different bird species and the author’s experiences working with birds, especially as a bird bander.
Smith, Lauren A., "Wingspan: Living with Birds" (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10685.
Available for download on Sunday, July 01, 2018
© Copyright 2016 Lauren A. Smith