Frederick Thurber


Over the last 30 years I have published over 300 nature, science, bird watching, and health articles.  I currently write for Northern woodlands magazine and Health Union (  I graduated Brown University in 1983 with a degree in Computer Science and worked in technical fields until retiring in August of 2021.   In my spare time I have been a nature writer, commercial fisherman, stone wall builder, rhododendron breeder (specializing in fragrant rhododendrons), wildlife photographer (specializing in warblers), wine writer, and commercial firewood harvester.  The Big Sky Journal recently published an article I wrote about a fly-fishing retreat for men with cancer that I attended on the Yellowstone River (I am in remission now).  It can be read here: have had some major nature-oriented articles published in the paper of record in Providence, RI (The Providence Journal).  I have also been published in a technical ornithological/bird journal, The Bird Observer (about my discoveries concerning the hermit thrush and hummingbirds).  Recently I did an audio version of one of my nature essays (about fireflies) for the Rhode Island NPR station ( The Northern Woodlands magazine has published two of my articles, one on hermit thrush (in 2021) and another (in 2022) on grassland management / bobolinks with another coming out in the fall of 2022.  One of my nature essays was recently displayed at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA in a a show called "Meditations on Landscape".I was recently interviewed on the Cape and Islands NPR station (Cape Cod, MA). You can hear the interview here:  I was also interviewed for Cape Cod's Provincetown Art Week on WOMR: Thurber was a cousin of my grandfather.My first book is an MG novel set locally in coastal New England in the 1920's.  It is a Wind in the Willows pastiche that can be appreciated by both children and adults.  I revolves around the children of the original characters, Mr. Toad son and Mr. Rat's daughter.  It was self-published and has been very successful; the site is here: and the reviews can be found here: published audio version of the book in late October 2020.  The Brown University Alumni magazine recently did a review of the audio book:   I have been doing a program on the production of the audio version of book and will be doing this program at the library of the Perkins School for the Blind.



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