Touching Wings, Touching Wild is both a memoir and wildlife adventure. Ronnie James uses her thirty years experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release to take us into a world governed by hunger and hormones, and we emerge with a new set of tools and references for enjoying and building relationships with the wildlife we all encounter. Each of her clients has its own unique personality and story as it reluctantly endures the world of humans and ultimately returns to its place in the wild. James writes with humor, respect, and compassion. There are color photos and an entire section on the humane exclusion of wildlife from our gardens and home spaces. The book is appropriate, enjoyable, and educational for any reader, including the very young.
Ronnie James emerges as the creator of a wildlife rescue facility providing medical care for owls and swimming lessons for river otters. Informative, fascinating, life-altering. --Ginny Rorby, author of Dolphin Sky, Hurt Go Happy, and The Outside of a Horse