With a keen intellect, sharp wit and twinkle in his eye, 91-year-old Jackson Hole News&Guide columnist Bert Raynes inspires citizens to observe and care about their wild neighbors. Bird watchers and nature lovers have been eagerly reading Bert’s column, “Far Afield,” for more than three decades. Now, this new half-hour documentary reveals Bert – a force for nature – to the world.
“Bert Raynes is already comparable to a great green mythological figure, the likes of which we will not see again in our lifetimes. The fact that he resides in Jackson Hole, one of the crucibles of the American conservation movement, only elevates his mystique,” said Todd Wilkinson, Environmental Journalist and Author. “He is Jackson Hole’s own version of The Lorax.”