Rhode Island based writer Todd McLeish has trapped bats in Vermont, been attacked by marauding birds in Massachusetts and has been writing about his experiences for 20 years. In Golden Wings & Hairy Toes he traces the life history and environmental challenges facing New England’s most endangered wildlife, the obstacles facing the many species in rebuilding a sustainable population, and the people who go to extraordinary lengths to give them a chance to thrive. Hear the man who has been following the biologists who are researching, monitoring, and protecting these rare and endangered flora and fauna at an author talk on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 pm, followed by a book signing.
McLeish is a skilled observer who is frequently called on by various organizations to lead nature walks for the public. McLeish also works as a science writer and publicist for the University of Rhode Island. (NewtonFreeLibrary)