By Linda Johns
Winner, Evelyn Richardson Memorial Prize for Non-Fiction
Well-known naturalist and artist Linda Johns stocks her forest domestic with a menagerie of injured wild birds — starlings, blue jays, pigeons, child woodpeckers, a rose-breasted grosbeak, a semi-palmated sandpiper, or even a gannet. She and her “saner half,” Mack, have long past as far as to remodel their front room into an indoor wooded area, whole with useless bushes delivering a number of perches and a screened porch making do as a training flyway. Johns nurses her feathered convalescents day and evening, assisting them to drink and shower and hunt, and gaining deep insights into their hugely person personalities. such a lot she makes an attempt to liberate again into the wild yet a couple of, necessarily, stream in to stay.
Birds of a Feather: stories of a Wild fowl Haven is a hot and humorous account of 8 months — from may perhaps to December — within the lifetime of this worrying flora and fauna rescuer. lovers of Johns’s prior flora and fauna books will have fun with her funny descriptions of the antics of such impossible to resist characters as Blossom, the media-savvy fowl, and the goats Mower and Munch. improved through line drawings of her avian housemates, this pleasant choice of anecdotes within the culture of James Herriot and Farley Mowat celebrates a few of Nature’s smallest and such a lot awe-inspiring miracles.
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