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Mary Hood, a literary naturalist with long experience traveling the back roads of New York State, awakens memories of walks down one-lane country dirt roads in this appeal to save these relics of the past. Maintained only during the summer season, these are often forgotten connecters between rural populations. The author directs attention to the land and how it is used, the characteristics of the environment, and the impact of the habitat on local individuals. Her writings provide a clarion call for efforts to save these remnants of a sustainable landscape.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden