Menunkatuck Audubon: A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

Wednesday, November 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Patrick Lynch will introduce us to a lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, a region beloved by millions of people. Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terrestrial ecosystems located in one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. The Sound and its coastlines are home not only to myriad species of plants and animals—from shorebirds and turtles to whales, seals, and fish—but also to more than twenty million people.
Until now there has been no one-stop reference for those interested in exploring the Long Island Sound’s rich natural history. Author, photographer, and scientific illustrator Patrick Lynch has filled this gap with his Field Guide to Long Island Sound. Brimming with maps, photographs, and drawings, Lynch’s guide introduces readers to the full breadth of the Sound’s environs from shorelines to deepest waters. With coastal areas at particular risk from climate change and pollution, his timing couldn’t be better. Whether readers are interested in the area’s geology and meteorology, its history of human intervention, or simply locating nature reserves and bird sanctuaries, they’re sure to find Lynch’s compendium indispensable.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Presenter: Patrick J. Lynch is an author, illustrator, photographer, and artist. Lynch retired from Yale University after 45 years as an interactive media designer, medical illustrator, biomedical and scientific photographer, video producer, a director of media and communications departments, and a designer of interactive multimedia teaching, training, and informational software and Web sites. Lynch is the author or co-author of eight books published by Yale University Press, including his latest book, “A Field Guide to Long Island Sound.”

Refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Carl R. Harvey at (203) 389-6076 or program@menunkatuck.org.