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Through a Naturalist's Eyes
Exploring the Nature of New England
Michael J. Caduto; Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, illus.

University Press of New England



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• Prologue: Chipmunk CPR
• ANIMALS
• Mouse or Mole, Shrew or Vole?
• Catamount: The Game Is Afoot
• The Swifts of Summer
• That’s the Nature of Coyotes, Deer
• Endearing, Enterprising: The Eastern Chipmunk
• Woodcocks in Mudtime
• PLANTS
• Blooming Heat: Skunk Cabbage Turned On by Pollination
• Beyond the Pussy Willow: Early Spring Wildflowers
• Explosive Seeds and Spores
• Ghostly Parasite: Indian Pipe
• Green Defenses: How Plants Fight Back
• WINTER
• A Burst of Boreal Birds
• Cold Comfort for Trees
• Snug as a Snow Bug
• A Muskrat Winter
• Biding Time: Winter Seeds and Buds
• How Birds of a Feather Survive Winter Nights
• HABITATS
• The Great Pond Adventure
• Breathing New Life into Old Fields
• Remarkable Riparians
• For Peat’s Sake
• The Pond in Winter
• WATER AND WETLANDS
• The Comeback Canary: Our Common Loon
• Dragonflies and Damselflies: Alpha Navigators, Bio-indicators
• Eels on a Slippery Slope
• Minute Mussel Makes Big Splash
• Spring Peepers, Winter Sleepers
• INTERRELATIONSHIPS
• Saplappers and Bugnappers: The Keystone Sapsuckers
• Pine on the Cob
• Nature’s Own Herbicides
• Of Cuckoos and Caterpillars
• Big, Bold, and Rusty: Invasive Crayfish Has Claws
• PATTERNS AND PERCEPTIONS
• April Fools: Nature’s Myths and Misbeliefs
• Stellar among the Stars: Circumpolar Constellations
• Nature’s Secret Codes: Fascinating Fibonaccis
• How Much Wool Would a Woolly Bear, Bear?
• Phenomenal Phenology
• HARVESTS AND HUNTS
• Eat Your Weedies: Stalking the Backyard Buffet
• Hunting with the Abenaki: Indigenous Wildlife Management
• Scrumptious Seaweeds: Gastronomic Delights of the Thallophytes
• Herps in the Garden: Snakes and Toads Provide Pest Control
• Wild Nuts: Autumn Bounty, Holiday Treat
• OUT OF BALANCE
• Whither Fall Foliage in an Age of Climate Change
• Heavy Metal Blues
• Fang versus Fungus
• Nesting Northward: Birds on the Move
• Teenage Mutant Frogs
• Sugar Maples: Not Sweet on Climate Change
• STEWARDSHIP
• The Beetle and the Paparazzi
• Right of Passage for Migratory Fish
• Days of the Living Un-Dammed
• New Day for Nighthawks?
• When Nature Comes Knocking

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