John Lane vowed to observe the red-shouldered hawks in his neighborhood for a year. Sometimes he followed them by foot, by bicycle, or by pickup truck. This is his journal of his interactions with them from June to June with entries practically every day, sometimes even when he doesn't see them. There are three nests near his home which is close to the suburbs of Spartanburg, South Carolina, at least a hundred yards from any neighbor and right by Lawson's Fork. "John Lane's adoring obsessions show us how wildness dwells on the edges of suburbia―and how it thrives within the spirit of a feral poet." - Drew Lanham. "A gentle reminder of just how noteworthy the wildlife interactions are that are occurring outside our front door." - Brian Cooke. John Lane teaches environmental studies and English at Wofford College nearby and is a prolific author of books in many genres.
Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2019. 168 pages with a map. Trade paperback.