The authors describe interactions with wildlife, including elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and myriad bird species, as well as the challenges of primitive camping conditions, weather extremes, bears, rattlesnakes, flat tires and wildfires. Most memorable of all were the Peregrines themselves, the subjects of hours of observations and binders full of notes, as they matured and took to the skies.
The book is structured on a framework of the scientific, procedural stages of the Peregrine reintroduction process. Enmeshed within each stage are the couple's many personal stories, journal entries, and 36 black and white photos.
|Publisher:||Gary G. Ruhser|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
In 1990, Gary and Jean began engaging in environmental field work that spanned from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota to the mountains of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado, to the barrier islands of Texas, the forests and grasslands of Wisconsin and to the desert of Arizona. As grantees, employees, or as volunteers, the couple worked separately on some projects and together on others. Their variety of fieldwork experiences includes censuses of Greater Sage-Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Ring-necked Pheasants in Colorado and Wyoming, participating in a variety of other bird monitoring projects in Wisconsin, the Bald Eagle Nest Watch in Arizona, trail and campsite maintenance in the Boundary Waters, Aplomado Falcon reintroduction in Texas, and Peregrine Falcon reintroduction in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. It is their adventures in Peregrine reintroduction during summers 1990-1996 that are the subject of their book, "Seven Summers with Peregrines: Finding Midlife Adventures".