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The Wildlife of New England: A Viewer's Guide
     

The Wildlife of New England: A Viewer's Guide

by John S. Burk
 

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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?

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.

Editorial Reviews

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584658344
Publisher:
University of New Hampshire Press
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
882,253
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

René Laubach
“John S. Burk’s authoritative book showcases the incredible diversity of New England’s fauna. Informative accounts of the most productive wildlife viewing locales and fascinating profiles of the region’s most iconic species make The Wildlife of New England: A Viewer’s Guide an essential aid for anyone seeking them out.”
Joseph Conforti
“In its breadth and depth and in Burk’s passion for the region’s natural world, his book has more than a faint echo of Thoreau. This book should prove invaluable to a wide audience of readers: daytrippers, hikers, birders, and wildlife enthusiasts in general.”
Rene Laubach
"John S. Burk's authoritative book showcases the incredible diversity of New England's fauna. Informative accounts of the most productive wildlife viewing locales and fascinating profiles of the region's most iconic species make The Wildlife of New England: A Viewer's Guide an essential aid for anyone seeking them out."
Elizabeth Farnsworth
"Even if you've lived in New England for decades and tromped its many trails, you'll see it anew through the keen eyes and wit of John Burk. Burk not only shows you wildlife, he evokes the wilderness still thriving in this densely populated region. This book is more than instruction; it is an invitation."
Elizabeth Farnsworth, author of Peterson Field Guide to Ferns and The Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea

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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