Maria's Duck Tales

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Maria Daddino, 2011 - Nature - 110 pages
12 Reviews
Happy, sad, and at times a little whimsical, Maria's Duck Tales is a collection of short stories of the sometimes complicated, sometimes heart-breaking but always enriching relationship between a woman and the wildlife who call her garden home. Sharing her observations and interactions with the wild ducks, swans, opossums, ospreys and squirrels of Penataquit Creek, the stories are interwoven with fascinating facts about wildlife and insights into communicating with and understanding our wild friends. Maria's poignant and heartwarming memoirs, as well as the unique bond that she shares with her garden visitors, are, at times, touching, delightful, comical and heartrending. Maria Daddino writes a weekly community column, "From Fourth Neck," for the western edition of The Southampton Press. Her essays have appeared in The Press Box in both the eastern and western editions of The Southampton Press, as well as in The Press of Manorville and Moriches. Her wildlife stories have also appeared in the South Shore Monthly, the Great South Bay Magazine and In the Eyes of the Wild: An Anthology of Wildlife Poetry and Short Stories. Maria, a passionate gardener and wildlife enthusiast, invites and welcomes all wildlife into her garden. Her extensive native and natural garden, certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, has been on display in several East End garden tours. Maria lives in East Quogue with her collie Christy, her parrot Pablo and all of her "wild-friends."
 

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User Review  - JDC2012 - LibraryThing

What a delightful book. I found Daddino's book both delightful and educational. This is a great book to curl up with on a winter day and dream of summer. A great read. Read full review

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User Review  - HairyGromwell - LibraryThing

This collection of short tales reveals the patience and love the author has for the wild creatures that have made her homes sanctuaries for both human and non-human friends alike. Some readers might ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
10
Section 4
17
Section 5
24
Section 6
32
Section 7
42
Section 8
44
Section 12
67
Section 13
72
Section 14
73
Section 15
75
Section 16
78
Section 17
86
Section 18
92
Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
59
Section 20
98
Section 21
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