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Birds of the Lake Erie Region

Carolyn V. Platt Gary Meszaros

144 pages
The Kent State University Press

This latest collaboration of Carolyn V. Platt and Gary Meszaros is a beautifully photographed book that explores Lake Erie and its effects on the birds that make this region their home.

Birds of the Lake Erie Region observes a year of weather changes and avian migrations—from the wintertime convergence of ducks and other waterbirds on the lake’s last ice-free areas to the excitement of the raptor and shorebird migrations in the fall.

Expert or novice, birders and nature lovers will be moved by Platt’s celebration of these birds and their habitat and by Meszaros’s impressive photographs of the delicate beauty of these exquisite creatures.

Author Bio

Carolyn V. Platt is a retired professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. She is author of Creatures of Change (Kent State University Press, 1998), Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook (Kent State University Press, 2006) and Ohio Hill Country (Kent State University Press, 2012). She lives in Oregon.

Gary Meszaros is a retired Cleveland City School teacher. His photographs have appeared in many publications, including Smithsonian, National Wildlife, National Parks Magazine, National History, and Timeline as well as on numerous posters and calendars.