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The Resource Flying blind : one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats, Don Mitchell

Flying blind : one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats, Don Mitchell

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Flying blind : one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats
Title
Flying blind
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one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats
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Don Mitchell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Middlebury writing professor Don Mitchell was approached by a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about tracking endangered Indiana bats on his 150-acre farm in Vermont's picturesque Champlain Valley, Mitchell's relationship with bats--and with government--could be characterized as distrustful, at best. But the flying rats, as Mitchell initially thinks of them, launched him on a series of 'improvements' to his land that would provide a more welcoming habitat for the bats--and a modest tax break for himself and his family. Whether persuading his neighbors to join him on a 'silent meditation,' pulling invasive garlic mustard out of the ground by hand, navigating the tacit ground rules of buying an ATV off Craigslist, or leaving just enough honeysuckle to give government inspectors 'something to find,' Mitchell's tale is as profound as it is funny--a journey that changes Mitchell's relationship with Chiroptera, the land, and, ultimately, his understanding of his own past. Ruminating on the nature of authority, the purview of the state, and the value of inhabiting one's niche--Mitchell reveals much about our inner and outer landscape, in this perfectly paced and skilled story of place"--
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Title
Flying blind
Creator
Summary
When Middlebury writing professor Don Mitchell was approached by a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about tracking endangered Indiana bats on his 150-acre farm in Vermont's picturesque Champlain Valley, Mitchell's relationship with bats--and with government--could be characterized as distrustful, at best. But the flying rats, as Mitchell initially thinks of them, launched him on a series of 'improvements' to his land that would provide a more welcoming habitat for the bats--and a modest tax break for himself and his family
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10218952
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
599.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL737.C5
LC item number
M678 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats
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one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats
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Don Mitchell
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Flying blind
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one mans adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats
Flying blind : one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats, Don Mitchell
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Flying blind : one man's adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats, Don Mitchell
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Contents
Author's Note -- Habitat -- Forest Management Plan -- The WHIP -- Yahweh's Smile -- Batshit -- Niche -- Echolocations -- Authority -- Field Notes
Control code
ocn841898360
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9781603585200
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015613

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