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Golden Wings & Hairy Toes: Encounters with New England’s Most Imperiled Wildlife
Todd McLeishPaper: $19.95
[McLeish's] combination of firsthand reporting and background science is irresistible and will leave the reader caring about the ultimate fate of each species.
This very interesting volume offers a picture of different reasons why some species are endangered . . . An excellent writer, [McLeish] provides backgrounds, explains how each species is threatened, what its prospects are, and the work that many scientists and volunteers perform to prevent extermination . . . he gives readers an excellent picture of the difficulties experienced by both species and scientists . . . Highly recommended.
McLeish . . . presents keenly observant profiles of fourteen of the region's most endangered species, including birds, insects, and the Northern right whale.
In Golden Wings and Hairy Toes: Encounters With New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife (University Press of New England), author Todd McLeish is a sharp-eyed and fearless observer in the field. He traps bats in Vermont and lynx in Maine and survives an attack by marauding roseate terns in Buzzards Bay.
—Sunday Boston Globe
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.
—Narragansett Bay Journal
TODD MCLEISH is a publicist at the University of Rhode Island and has published over 100 articles on wildlife topics for such publications as Bird Watcher’s Digest, WildBird, Natural New England, Northern Woodlands, Country Journal, Northern Sky News, and the Providence Journal.