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‘Beneath the Eagle Tree’ with author & photographer Bob Kovar

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bob Kovar set out to try and shed a little light and levity into the world by sharing a daily post on his Facebook feed with enough good vibes to make anyone smile.

Kovar will visit the Mercer Public Library on Thursday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. to share his new book, Beneath the Eagle Tree. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

A longtime photographer of the natural world, Bob has been taking images of his beloved north woods his entire life. Learning to write with wit and positivity in the throes of a pandemic was an entirely new experience, but over time, Bob was able to reconnect the positive pathways from heart to keyboard as he tapped out stories and shared images from his early morning walks down to the Trout River to watch the sun rise from under the big pines on the point where the eagles have nested as long as anyone can remember. Whether sitting there in below zero temperatures or swarmed with hangry mosquitoes, Bob learned that you had to be in The Great Out There, where inspiration was sure to find you. Under the tree in front of beautiful sunrises and accompanied by the wild things that floated or loped by, he found he could write about anything that brought him joy and felt compelled to share it with others.

Bob’s postings gathered many followers across several social media platforms with many asking him to “please write a book!” He was happy to oblige and set out to piece a book together of these posts in December of 2021. He has compiled his writings and images into his first book, Beneath The Eagle Tree. The book includes a foreword by noted author and naturalist John Bates and was edited by accomplished author Callie Bates. The book was self-published by Trout River Press in August 2022 and is available from the author’s website, www.bobkovar.com

This event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366.


December 1
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mercer Public Library
2648W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI 54547 United States
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