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Bernd Heinrich

Hinesburg, VT
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Bernd Heinrich

Bernd has had a long interest in animals, having had pet jays, hawks, starlings, pigeons, crows, caterpillars and other critters before age eight. He studied biology as an undergraduate at the University of Maine in Orono, where he stayed to get a masters degree in cell biology. He got his PhD deciphering a new mechanism of body temperature regulation in insects, and for ten years worked on physiology and behavior in bumble- and honeybees in the Entomology Department at UC Berkeley, doing his field work near his home on the farm in Maine. In 1980 he returned home to New England, with two tame ravens. Soon after that he started the raven study that continued for two decades. He is now a Professor Emeritus in Biology at the University of Vermont, and is a practicing writer.

Current Courses Offered by Bernd Heinrich

2 days
Teaser image for Bees and Flowers: Behavior, Physiology and Ecology

Bees and Flowers: Behavior, Physiology and Ecology

The honeybee tends to grab the headlines these days, but the reality is that there are thousands of species of native bees that play a crucial role in ecosystems and pollination. Renowned biologist and author Bernd Heinrich has been particularly fascinated by the bumblebee and its role in northern ecosystems…
Thu, May 31st, 2018  –  Fri, Jun 1st, 2018
Instructor: Bernd Heinrich