The Wild Excellence (Paperback)
In 2005, Leslie Patten took a leap of faith, buying a run-down cabin a few miles from Yellowstone Park's most remote boundary. Moving from the bustle of the Bay Area, Patten recounts the ineffable wonder of seeing an elk calf being born, or hearing the howls of a wolf pack under a wintry moon. In a series of personal essays on wildlife, interspersed with modern-day homesteading, Patten describes her view of Land as spiritual refreshment; Land which must include the full array of wildlife. A new and important perspective on why we need to preserve our last wild lands.