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The Wildlife of New England

A Viewer's Guide

John S. Burk

Publication Year: 2011

The Essential Guide to Viewing New England Wildlife 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.

Published by: University of New Hampshire Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. v-ix


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pp. xi-xii

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pp. xiii-xxv

Nestled in an especially picturesque setting beneath Mount Katahdin and neighboring South Turner Mountain, Maine’s Sandy Stream Pond offers an ideal combination of scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. As I followed...

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pp. 1-33

Northeastern Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner” region is a pleasant mix of rolling hills, forests, numerous ponds and streams, and classic New England villages. One of its most wild and scenic areas lies within the bounds of the contiguous...

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pp. 35-76

At Acadia National Park, low granite mountains rise abruptly out of the ocean, forming one of New England’s unique landscapes, rich in both scenery and natural diversity. Here visitors can explore tidal pools along rocky headlands and...

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pp. 77-121

In 1836 the “Oxbow,” a sharp bend in the Connecticut River at Easthampton, was immortalized as the subject of a famous landscape painting by artist Thomas Cole. Along its west banks is the mouth of the Mill River...

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New Hampshire

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pp. 123-156

In the heart of an 18-mile-long corridor of protected lands in southern New Hampshire’s uplands is the 1,056-acre dePierrefeu–Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the largest property of the New Hampshire Audubon...

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Rhode Island

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pp. 157-182

At the southern tip of Conanicut Island, the second-largest of Narragansett Bay’s numerous islands, are rocky bluffs that offer sweeping views of Rhode Island Sound and the south coastal region. In 1749 one of America’s first...

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pp. 183-214

For a remote, wild north woods experience, the Bill Sladyk Wildlife Management Area, named in memory of a former state wildlife forester, protects more than 10,000 acres of forest and wetland habitats at the tip of the Northeast...

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New England Wildlife Species Profiles

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pp. 215-268

The history of New England’s forests is intricately tied to and as dynamic as that of its wildlife. Over the past four centuries, the region’s landscape has undergone a remarkable...


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pp. 269-271


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pp. 273-279

E-ISBN-13: 9781611680096
E-ISBN-10: 1611680093
Print-ISBN-13: 9781584658344
Print-ISBN-10: 1584658347

Page Count: 328
Illustrations: 70 illus. (30 color). 6 maps.
Publication Year: 2011