Compelling stories of Minnesota’s endangered species, the landscapes that nurture them, and the people who are discovering their secrets.
Adam Regn Arvidson, a talented science reporter and genial guide, uncovers the stories of these plants and animals, providing compelling views of the state’s northern pine forest, deciduous forest, and prairie landscapes. Readers learn how beach driving in Texas affects Minnesota’s northernmost bird; how ranchers feel about prairie minnows; how urban runoff affects rivers and therefore mussels; how the wolf ended up in court. Scientists, orchid-hounds, lawyers, and nature lovers weigh in on the value and benefit of rare species—and their right to exist.
This book is an entertaining and educational journey through Minnesota’s diverse landscapes, one wild and rare inhabitant at a time.