Bernd Heinrich was born in Germany (April 19, 1940) and moved to Wilton, Maine as a child. He studied at the University of Maine and UCLA and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont.
Bernd is the author of many books including Winter World, Mind of the Raven and Life Everlasting. Many of his books focus on the natural world just outside the cabin door.
Heinrich has won numerous awards for his writing and was a world class ultra-marathon runner and is full-time off the grid in a hand- and mostly by himself- built cabin in the western mountains of Maine.
His research had for years been on comparative physiological ecology of insects, leading to bumblebee behavior, ecology and pollination. It later shifted to social behavior of ravens. He has recently pursued a variety of topics that presented interesting questions through contact within the woods of western Maine.