. A pioneer who made people conscious of nature, its delights, its sounds, and its sights—mostly through birds—was my father Peter Kilham who I write about in my new book, The Perfectionist: Peter Kilham and the Birds. His greatest revelation is that nature is the greatest creator, and it is up to the dedicated artist and inventor to reveal nature’s beauty.
Now it seems that the newer generations have less interest in nature and birds. Their excitement about the urban environment is hardly containable. They like craft beer, groupie food, laptop resource centers, and tiny apartments. This is okay as far as it goes, but with accelerating climate change, eco-stability is about gone. The countryside that brings farm to fork falters in its delivery, and the oceans creep up and are devoid of fish.
The illustration is the famous bird feeder that Peter Kilham invented.
The book is now on Amazon as an ebook and papeback here.
There is also an amateur off-the-air recording of my father Peter Kilham interviewed by an NBC TV station around 1980. The image quality is technically poor, characteristic of the early video tape recorders, but it captures the essence of Peter Kilham. See it on YouTube .