Frederick Thurber


For about 20 years Mr. Thurber wrote a nature and bird watching column in various newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including The Providence Journal.

An article Mr. Thurber wrote about a fly fishing retreat in Montana for men with cancer was published in  Big Sky Journal  in Spring of 2021. recently published another article he wrote about this retreat.

Recently he recorded an audio version of one of his nature essays (about fireflies) for  Rhode Island National Public Radio station.  He has also written some scientific articles on fisheries and birding (including an article for an ornithological journal, The Bird Observer, about the hermit thrush: He has contributed a piece about producing audio books to SCBWI’s newsletter.

In the Wake of the Willows is his first book.

Mr. Thurber is a writer and “Advocate” for  His first article was a different slant on the cancer retreat in Montana:

Northern Woodlands magazine will be published three of his articles in the upcoming year, including a major article about bobolinks and hayfields.

In addition Mr. Thurber writes an occasional wine blog for the Standard Times of New Bedford, MA, and breeds rhododendrons for fragrance. He is a member of SCBWI, The Rhododendron Society Massachusetts Chapter, and was a past president of the Paskamansett Bird Club.

Mr. Thurber grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1983.  His grandfather was a cousin of James Thurber.

The Thurbers were recently interviewed by the Cape and Islands NPR station.  The interview can be heard here:

WCAI The Point with Mindy Todd

They were also interviewed for Arts Week on WOMR here:

Arts Week – WOMR