Synopses & Reviews
As Darwin found on the Galapagos, an island provides the perfect laboratory in which to chart new finds and learn universal truths. With the enthusiasm of the devotee, columnist E. Vernon Laux documents a year in the life of the Martha's Vineyard bird population and provides a bird's-eye view of the seasons on New England's most celebrated island. He reports on the characters that watch and the creatures that are watched in the skies and waters, beaches and mudflats, fields and forests of the Vineyard. Laux also lovingly describes his own discovery: the chickmouse, a hybrid of two common species. In his sometimes dramatic, sometimes serene corner of the world, Laux explores complex relationships through acute observation and enthusiastic attention.
A Martha's Vineyard journalist reflects on the passage of a year in the life of the island's birds. 10 photos.
About the Author
E. Vernon Laux writes "Bird News" and other columns for the Martha's Vineyard Gazette. A guide for birding tours from Israel to the Arctic, he lives on Martha's Vineyard.