I think thanks to the huge fire we had last summer, we have had an influx of wildlife in nearby unaffected areas. And we had plenty of wildlife before. :) But now it's coyotes getting the neighborhood dogs worked up every night, herds of deer traipsing past my clothesline hoping for a shot at the garden, skunks and foxes hanging around ogling my chickens, and, sadly, a whole whole WHOLE lot of roadkill. And yet there's still always something magical about close wild-animal encounters.
Sara Donati - that's a good idea. But the next one in that series is due out in January so I'm scheduling a reread of the first five books this fall.
Probably there are historical books sent in the northeast but alas, none known to me.
That's so cool! Our house is close to a big green belt on two sides, some old ranches and is still pretty suburban but every once in a while, there are deer munching by the roadside. But right outside your window? Awesome.