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

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

by Todd McLeish
     
 

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

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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. Each rare species has an important story to tell about the causes of its population decline, the obstacles each face in rebuilding a sustainable population, and the people who go to extraordinary lengths to give these species a chance to thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584656265
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Series:
Revisiting New England Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 North Atlantic Right Whale 1

2 Ringed Boghaunter 19

3 Bicknell's Thrush 37

4 Northern Red-Bellied Cooter 54

5 Sandplain Gerardia 71

6 Indiana Bat 87

7 Atlantic Salmon 106

8 American Burying Beetle 125

9 Golden-Winged Warbler 143

10 Karner Blue 161

11 Canada Lynx 177

12 Shortnose Sturgeon 192

13 Jesup's Milk-Vetch 208

14 Roseate Tern 223

Acknowledgments 241

Bibliography 243

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