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.
Carolyn V. Platt recently retired as professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. She is author of Creatures of Change: An Album of Ohio Animals (Kent State University Press, 1998) and Birds of the Lake Erie Region (Kent State University Press, 2001). As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio's 14th District, John F. Seiberling was part of a bipartisan congressional effort to create a national park in the Cuyahoga Valley