Salt Marsh Diary: A Year on the Connecticut Coast
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Salt Marsh Diary: A Year on the Connecticut Coast

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews
NPR contributor and nature writer Mark Seth Lender chronicles the daily life of a salt marsh near his home

Mark Seth Lender’s home is on the edge of a salt marsh. From his front porch and back yard he is witness to an astonishing array of wildlife, but nothing he sees is more beautiful and inspiring than the birds that fill the air, perch on trees and wade in shallow wate...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
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De Aufiero
Yeah, yeah. It's poetic and all that, but far too anthropomorphic for me.
A series of radio-spot-length observations of the natural world of the Connecticut shoreline, focusing on bird life. Though I'm not usually given to this sort of thing, the anthropomorphism in "Everybody Eats," in which Lender imagines a bird feeder as a roadside diner, is well done. "How Ducks Dive" is also quite nice.
Valerie Pettis
This book is a little gem, and a wonderful window into the the author, Mark Seth Lender's observations of the New England Salt Marshes. The book has short, witty and sometimes poignant essays on the nature world (mostly birds). And you don't have to be a nerdy bird lover to enjoy it.
Robyn V.
I really enjoyed Lender's unique style of writing. Some of his chapters offered a very different take on naturalist writing, he's very talented to say the least.
Dec 31, 2012 Tim rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Mr. Lender's writing is close to poetry. Each season has several observations of the inhabitants of a Connecticut salt marsh. It was a fun read.
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Mark Seth Lender is a nature writer and photographer. His syndicated column,Salt Marsh Diary, reaches 100,000 Connecticut households. He is also a contributor to the nationally distributed Public Radio International program Living on Earth. He lives in Connecticut."
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