Ed Kanze presents ‘Kangaroo Dreaming’ at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE – Ed Kanze, naturalist, author, photographer and Adirondack guide will host a slide show presentation at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.

His talk will tell the story of a nine-month, 25,000- mile journey Ed and his wife Debbie made around Australia in 1996. The trip is described in Ed’s book, “Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey,” jointly published in 2000 by Random House and Sierra Club Books.

A resident of Bloomingdale, Kanze is the winner of the 2004 John Burroughs Essay Award, a prize awarded annually at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. Kanze has also written “Wild Life: The Remarkable Lives of Ordinary Animals,” “Notes from New Zealand,” “The World of John Burroughs,” and “Over the Mountain and Home Again: Journeys of an Adirondack Naturalist.” He recently completed a novel about the explorer Henry Hudson’s last days and is now at work on a nonfiction book combining stories of his own Adirondack life with tales of his maternal ancestors, who were among the Adirondack region’s first permanent settlers.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Debbie Kanze at 518-891-7117.