Since sitting on his grandparents’ porch at the age of four and watching birds on their feeder, Seven Hills Language Arts and History teacher Pete Cashwell has had a fascination with all things birds. However, it was not until the early 90’s after receiving a bird watching field guide from his in-laws and helping a friend with a bird count in eastern North Carolina that he became hooked on birding. For more than 30 years, this young boy’s fascination has developed into a grown-up’s passion for and expertise in field ornithology. In 2002, Pete published his first book, The Verb “To Bird”, a book about the joys of bird watching. This past week, Pete was asked by the New York Times Op-Ed Editorial Board to write an op-ed piece on the current standoff in Oregon on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from a birder’s perspective. What is even more exciting is that Pete will be sharing his love of birding with some lucky Seven Hills boys in one of our signature Exploratory Classes this spring.
Pete Cashwell Published in the New York Times