Category: Coast Environments


A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

A lavishly illustrated guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its New York and Connecticut coastlines.


A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico

A uniquely comprehensive guide to more than 600 species of fauna & flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States.

A map of Glacial Lake Connecticut.

Glacial Lake Connecticut map

For an upcoming book project I've been working with Ralph Lewis, the former Connecticut state geologist on making my LIS geology maps and figures more accurate. Lordship and Stratford Point stick out so far in the Sound because the area was a wedge (moraine and outwash river fan) between two giant ice sheet lobes, the Hudson ...

Least Sandpiper head studies, Photoshop.

Labrador duck drake

Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), an extinct species that once wintered off the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts. Last seen alive in 1875. A reminder that we can lose whole species, and that we stand to lose many more in the next century if we don't change our ways very soon. Photoshop illustration.


Labrador Duck (detail)

  Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), head detail. Photoshop illustration.


Fall in the salt marsh

Aspen leaf in spike grass. Fargeorge Preserve, New Haven.


Sharp-shinned Hawk, detail

Full-sized detail of Sharp-shinned Hawk, Copyright ©2013, by Patrick J. Lynch.


Sharp-shinned Hawk illustration

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus), Photoshop, Copyright ©2013, by Patrick J. Lynch.