To Whom the Wilderness Speaks


"Lawrence was quite possibly the most remarkable woman in Canada. Certainly she was a remarkable nature writer."

- Pat Barclay, Books in Canada

"She was a premier speciman of a vital breed: the amateur naturalist. Her 7 books, 17 scientific papers, scores of magazine articles and over 500 reviews have all been based on her close and tireless observation of bird and animal behaviour."

- Merilyn Mohr, Harrowsmith

About the Authors

Aleta Karstad

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Aleta Karstad

Aleta Karstad was born (1951) and grew up in Guelph, Ontario, but lived as a girl in Wisconsin and Georgia as her father studied wildlife pathology. Her formal art training was at Central Technical School, Toronto, where she studied watercolour under Doris McCarthy.