Haupt writes a lyrical narrative celebrating the wildness that survives our urban encroachment and teaches us to open our eyes to the life around us.
"A completely charming and informative book on the pleasures of keeping one's eyes open." David Sedaris
"An inspired meditation on our own place in nature. You will never look at crows in the same way again." David R. Montgomery, The Washington Post.
Crow Planet, Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
By all rights, I should never see the crow who perches almost daily on the electrical wire just beyond my study window. Her story will be told in these pages, and it will become clear, first, that she should be dead and, further, that since she did not die after all, my wire should be the last place that she chooses to land. This young crow is immediately recognizable by her habit of roosting with her belly on the wire rather than perching properly upright...I call her Charlotte...