Monday, November 8, 2010

{Book Review} Red-Tails in Love by Marie Winn

Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
By Marie Winn

Published in 1998 and written by a Science writer and published author, this account of 6 years birding in Central Park is a wonderful homage to the beauty and resilience of nature and a reminder of its presence even within a bustling metropolis like New York.

Filled with fascinating facts and lovingly described anecdotes, this book is a joy to read cover to cover. The writing is such that it can be enjoyed by both an experienced birder and a modest observer.
The endpapers map designed by Anne Malcolm are inviting and accurate. You can head to the boathouse, take out the book and follow the paths discovering parts of the park you would otherwise miss. You learn not only about the birds that inhabit or visit the 843 acres of green space that just happens to be smack bad in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world but also about the plants, insects, and other animals you might encounter. All 305 pages of this book hold an adventure you can recreate for yourself, all you have to do is take a walk in Central Park.

A must read for all New Yorkers and anyone planning to walk through Central Park.

Take care!

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  1. I really hope I get to go to New York someday! Nice to see you at the LBS tea party :)
    *Things my mother taught me* x

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