Minnesota author Jonathan Slaght visits WTIP ahead of weekend events at North House
Minnesota author and wildlife researcher Jonathan Slaght is the featured presenter at North House Folk School’s 2022 Northern Landscapes Festival.
The festival runs June 3-5 in Grand Marais. The event focuses on discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of the Boundary Waters and North Shore landscape.
Slaght is the author of “Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl.” The book was published in August 2020.
In addition to being an author, Slaght is the Russia and Northeast Asia coordinator for the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. In this role, he manages research projects involving endangered species such as Blakiston’s fish owls and Amur tigers.
Slaght’s writings, scientific research, and photographs have been featured by the BBC, the New York Times, The Guardian and The New Yorker, among others notable publications.
Slaght stopped by WTIP June 1 and spoke with CJ Heithoff about his book and the upcoming events at North House Folk School. Click here to listen to their interview.
While he was at the radio station, he also talked with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs about the Boundary Waters, the Gunflint Trail and why Slaght finds fishing to be a “highly stressful” activity. Audio below.