A Natural History of Boston’s North Shore

This charming guide, A Natural History of Boston’s North Shore, will delight and inform tourists and longtime residents and is an introduction to the natural history of Essex Country, the region’s unique geological history, and the formation of such notable sites as the Great Marsh, Crane Beach, and Plum Island’s renowned bird sanctuary. In addition, readers will learn about the Paleolithic inhabitants of Bull Brook and how a modern fisherman caught a mastodon tooth in his net.

Echoing the changing rhythms of the natural world, this book emphasizes the unique seasonal activities of various mammals, birds, fish, and plants, highlighting the intricately balanced and varied ecology of the region. Generously illustrated with the author’s beautiful pen, pencil, and ink-washed drawings, this book will delight anyone interest in an accessible nature guide to the North Shore.

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