A well-known scientist and educator with numerous natural history publications to his credit, Robert W. Nero has attracted attention in recent years through published collections of his poetry. Woman By the Shore (1990), The Mulch Pile (1993) and Spring Again (1997) firmly established Bob Nero's standing in the field of poetry. Several creditable poems also appeared in a well-received book about his travels with a tame Great Gray Owl: Lady Grayl: Owl With a Mission (1994). Even a recent account of his archaeological exploits, The Site: A Personal Odyssey (2001), contains some appropriate poetry. His most recent poetry collection is Growing Old Together (2005); as with all of the aforementioned books, it was published by Natural Heritage Books. Robert Nero and his wife, Ruth, live in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Some responses to Robert W. Nero's poetry: "...what sensitive writing..." - Margaret Wilson, Pickering Naturalists "Loved it! It engendered some poignant musings, indeed." - Bob Carmichael, Manitoba wildlife specialist