The Wildlife of New England: A Viewer's Guide

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With practical guidance, helpful tips, and informative overviews of each location, The Wildlife of New England invites you to discover more than 80 wildlife-viewing areas around New England.

• Where are you most likely to spot a moose, black bear, or otter in the wild?
• On what hilltop can you see thousands of migrating hawks in a single day?
• Where might you see a basking shark, seal, or sea star?

Experienced nature writer and photographer John S. Burk answers these questions...

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Overview

With practical guidance, helpful tips, and informative overviews of each location, The Wildlife of New England invites you to discover more than 80 wildlife-viewing areas around New England.

• Where are you most likely to spot a moose, black bear, or otter in the wild?
• On what hilltop can you see thousands of migrating hawks in a single day?
• Where might you see a basking shark, seal, or sea star?

Experienced nature writer and photographer John S. Burk answers these questions and more in this unique guidebook. Organized by state, each viewing location is discussed in detail, including its natural habitats and their unique features, characteristic species to watch for and when to see them, and recommended trails, auto roads, and driving directions. The Wildlife of New England also offers informative introductions to 60 of the region’s iconic animals organized by their natural habitats and shown in stunning photographs, many in color.

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“In The Wildlife of New England (University of New Hampshire), John S. Burk suggests more than 80 places to see wildlife and highlights which species to watch . . . and [which] trails to take for optimum viewing.”—Boston Globe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584658344
  • Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,455,400
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN S. BURK is a writer, photographer, and researcher who has written and worked for the AMC Images of America series, Harvard University Forest, Natural New England magazine, and local conservation groups.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
CONNECTICUT
Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest
Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve
Connecticut River Estuary
Hammonasset Beach State Reservation
Housatonic Meadows State Park
James L. Goodwin State Forest
Lighthouse Point Park
Pachaug State Forest
Quaker Ridge, Audubon Greenwich
Sharon Audubon Center
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge: Salt Meadow Unit
White Memorial Foundation Conservation Center
MAINE
Acadia National Park
Baxter State Park
Bigelow Mountain Preserve
Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
East Point Sanctuary and Biddeford Pool
Great Wass Island
Machias Seal Island
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge: Petit Manan Division
Monhegan Island
Moosehead Lake
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Quoddy Head State Park
Rangeley Lake
Scarborough Marsh
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Swan Island / Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area
Wells National Estuarine Reserve and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
MASSACHUSETTS
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Bartholomew’s Cobble
Cape Cod National Seashore
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Mohawk Trail State Forest
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Mount Tom State Reservation
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Quabbin Reservoir
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Upper Connecticut River: French King Gorge, Barton Cove, and Turners Falls Canal
Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Ware River Reservation
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
NEW HAMPSHIRE
DePierrefeu–Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
The Connecticut Lakes
Great Bay
Kancamagus Highway: Greeley Ponds, Lily Pond, Swift River
Lake Winnipesaukee: Markus Wildlife Sanctuary and the Loon Center
Mount Washington and the Presidential Range
Odiorne Point State Park
Pisgah State Park
Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge
Surry Mountain Lake
Thirteen Mile Woods
Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
Wapack Range: Pack and North Pack Monadnock Mountains
RHODE ISLAND
Beavertail State Park
Block Island
Fort Nature Refuge
Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area
John H. Chafee Nature Preserve at Rome Point
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
VERMONT
Bill Sladyk Wildlife Management Area
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area
The Great Cliff of Mount Horrid
Green Mountain National Forest: Stratton Mountain Area
Groton State Forest
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
Mount Mansfield and Smugglers’ Notch State Park
Mount Philo State Park
Springweather Nature Area and North Springfield Lake
Union Village Dam
Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area
White River National Fish Hatchery
NEW ENGLAND WILDLIFE SPECIES PROFILES
WOODLAND
Black Bear
Moose
Fisher
Canada Lynx
Mountain Lion
Wood Frog
Spotted Salamander
Red-Spotted Newt
Hermit Thrush
Broad-Winged Hawk
Six-Spotted Green Tiger Beetle
Luna Moth
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Asian Longhorned Beetle
MIXED HABITATS: FORESTS AND FIELDS
White-Tailed Deer
Eastern Coyote
Milk Snake
Wild Turkey
Virginia Opossum
Little Brown Bat
Black Fly
MOUNTAINS
Eastern Timber Rattlesnake
Peregrine Falcon
Common Raven
American Pipit and Rock Vole
FRESHWATER WETLANDS
Beaver
River Otter
Snapping Turtle
Painted Turtle
Great Blue Heron
Common Loon
Bald Eagle
Wood Duck
Common Green Darner
American Rubyspot
Atlantic Salmon
FIELDS, MEADOWS, THICKETS
New England Cottontail
American Woodcock
Eastern Bluebird
Monarch Butterfly
Snow Goose
Firefly
COASTAL: OCEAN
Gray and Harbor Seals
Humpback Whale
Northern Right Whale
Basking Shark
Bottlenose Dolphin
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Atlantic Puffin
Harlequin Duck
Double-Crested Cormorant
Swordfish
Sand Lance
COASTAL: BEACH, INTERTIDAL ZONE, TIDE POOL
Piping Plover
Northern Lobster
Atlantic Horseshoe Crab
Flat-Clawed Hermit Crab
Lined Sea Horse
Sea Star
Bibliography
Index

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