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Many of the best-known naturalists have written eloquently about wild creatures in their natural environments, but writer Lisa Couturier invites us to take a second look at the eagles, foxes, snakes, and other animals that share our urban environments. She joins Diane to talk about wildlife in our own backyards and city streets.
- Lisa Couturier author of "The Hopes of Snakes and Other Tales from the Urban Landscape" (Beacon Press)
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