R. D. Lawrence was a celebrated Canadian wildlife author who has written 30 books that have been published in 30 different countries in 16 different languages. His wife, Sharon, works hard to keep his message alive and is happy to be offering some of his books and the DVD about his life “Canada’s Best Kept Secret: The Natural World of R.D. Lawrence” on the new online gallery, www.MadeInHaliburton.ca. This online gallery supports the work of visual artists, literary artists and musicians who have an affiliation with the Haliburton Highlands.
The importance of his works as a Canadian naturalist and wildlife author have been commemorated by numerous awards and the creation of R. D. Lawrence place in the village of Minden Hills, Ontario, Canada. He chose to study life by examining the habits of various animals with a focus on wolves. As such he was instrumental in creating the Haliburton Forest’s Wolf Preserve where visitors can learn about this often feared animal and view them in their natural habitat.
Given R.D. Lawrence’s passion for the natural world it is fitting that R.D. Lawrence Place was created as a sustainable straw bale building. Visitors can tour the facility to learn about the concept of sustainable building while being introduced to the life works of R. D. Lawrence. The R. D. Lawrence Place has an objective of offering ”public education around strategies to improve the environment.” To this end they have joined the living planet community.