Just a few examples of the wonderful bird carvings of Lauri Lahtinen of Thunder Bay.
Mr. Lahtinen was born in Wiipula, Finland in 1906 and came to Canada in 1927. He arrived in Thunder Bay in 1966. A taxidermist in his youth, he began carving birds only after arriving in Thunder Bay and mostly from pictures in books. Many of his carvings are of birds native to Finland, but birds from the region of Northwestern Ontario are also included.