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The Wild Coast

Exploring the Natural Attractions of the Mid-Atlantic
Curtis J. Badger

BUY Paper · 192 pp. · 5.5 × 8.5 · ISBN 9780813923338 · $18.95 · Mar 2005

The Eastern corridor of the United States may be notorious for overdevelopment, but Curtis J. Badger offers a challenge in his The Wild Coast: Exploring the Natural Attractions of the Mid-Atlantic: get off the highway and go see what the mid-Atlantic states have to offer. A companion to both Virginia’s Wild Side and A Naturalist’s Guide to the Virginia Coast, this new volume takes the reader on more than two dozen frequently surprising excursions through five mid-Atlantic states, offering detailed adventures for travelers wishing to explore the undeveloped territory of the East Coast.

With excursions ranging from sea kayaking at Roanoke Island, North Carolina, to a visit to the hawk observatory at Cape May, New Jersey, Badger’s guide promises not only factual information on birds, butterflies, holly forests, and native plants but also an entertaining narrative that captures the excitement of exploring new territory. This guidebook to both wildlife and botany will appeal to anyone journeying along the eastern seaboard, particularly those interested in trading in their offices and armchairs for a taste of the unexpected and the wild.


Keen observation and clear, evocative writing are some of those standards for which Badger is known in the business. He has a gift for taking the reader along on a vicarious trip. He’s accurate and wonderfully descriptive.

Garvey Winegar · Richmond Times-Dispatch

About the Author(s): 

Curtis Badger, a freelance writer and photographer in Onancock, Virginia, is the award-winning author of more than thirty books, including Salt Tide: Cycles and Currents of Life along the Coast, Virginia’s Wild Side: Fifty Outdoor Adventures from the Mountains to the Ocean (Virginia), and A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast (Virginia).

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