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Golden Wings and Hairy Toes: Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife

Biography / Memoir

By: Todd McLeish

264 pages, 14 halftones

University Press of New England

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #172465 | ISBN-13: 9781584656265
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About this book

This book profiles fourteen of New England's most rare and endangered flora and fauna - mammals, birds, insects, plants, and fish - by following the biologists who are researching, monitoring, and protecting them. Each chapter includes a first-person account of the author's experience with these experts, as well as details about the species' life history, threats, and conservation strategies.

The species featured in the book include: North Atlantic Right Whale; Ringed Boghaunter; Bicknell's Thrush; Northern Red-Bellied Cooter; Sandplain Gerardia; Indiana Bat; Atlantic Salmon; American Burying Beetle; Golden-Winged Warbler; Karner Blue; Canada Lynx; Shortnose Sturgeon; Jesup's Milk-Vetch; and Roseate Tern.

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TODD MCLEISH is a publicist at the University of Rhode Island and has published over 100 articles on wildlife topics for such publications as Bird Watcher's Digest, WildBird, Natural New England, Northern Woodlands, Country Journal, Northern Sky News, and the Providence Journal.

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