You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but Hawk Ridge: Minnesota’s Birds of Prey is an exception to that rule. Written by celebrated Duluth bird expert Laura Erickson, the book boasts a gorgeous cover—and illustrations throughout—by Grand Marais printmaker and painter Betsy Bowen.

The book examines 20 species of raptors—vultures, ospreys, eagles, harriers and kites, buteos, and falcons—and habits for the “kettles” of hawks that migrate south in the fall along the shores of Lake Superior. Read more about Read

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