The reader leaves the book with a much expanded view of New England ecology and the many issues and possible endpoints faced from the constant forces of invasive species and changing climate altering the overall ecology of the New England landscape. I found this to be an unexpected, though great and powerful asset of the volume that I didn’t appreciate until I was nearly through all its pages. The bottom line is that ‘Golden Wings & Hairy Toes’ is a good read. It’s entertaining, informative, insightful and at times suspenseful and alarming regarding the ultimate fate of these rare species. I’m not sure what more you could ask from any book.