Wild Outside Your Window: Exploring Nature Near at Hand
Wild Outside Your Window: Exploring Nature Near at Hand

Wild Outside Your Window: Exploring Nature Near at Hand

by Sy Montgomery

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ISBN-13: 9780892725755
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 447,782
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Known for her books that illuminate the wonders of nature for both children and adults, Sy Montgomery "is a modern miracle," says Book magazine, "bawdy, brave, inventive, prophetic, hellbent on loving this planet."

Hometown:

Hancock, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1958

Place of Birth:

Frankfurt, Germany

Education:

Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Spring
Moss13
Crazy as a March Hare17
Vernal Pools22
Flowers That Stink26
Salamander Rains30
The Little Gentleman in Black Velvet34
Woodpecking39
Asian Plant Twins44
Voles48
Vultures51
Plants That Eat Animals55
Summer
The Watchable Woodchuck63
Monsters at the Pond67
Alpine Wildflowers71
A River Walk on Cobble and Sandbar75
Lawn Grass79
Wild Berries84
Hitchhiking the Gulf Stream88
Disappearing Bees92
Plants' Healing Poisons97
The World Between Sand Grains101
Letting the Coyote Stay Wild105
The Habitat of the Water Lily110
The Startling Beauty of Underwing Moths114
Autumn
Hatchling Snappers121
Milkweed125
Mysteries of the Monarch's Migration129
Voices of Courage in the Night137
Swarming Ladybugs141
Effects of a Sparse Acorn Year145
How Migrating Birds Change Their Lives149
Migrating North--To Stay153
Bucks in Love157
Mammals on the Move162
Tracking the Vanished Glacier169
How Bluejays Replanted Northern Oak Forests173
Winter
Bird Irruptions181
Yikes! ... Shrikes!185
Otters189
The Not-So-Private Life of Pigeons193
Canned Wildlife197
Where Do Bugs Go in Winter?201
Ice Storm205
Fishers Stage a Comeback209
Holly's Holy Heritage213
Ravens217
Ermine223
Of Mice, Moths, and Men228
Animals That Aren't233
Selected Bibliography239
Index243

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