Maria Daddino


Mother, grandmother, passionate about native gardens, birds, wildlife and collies, writer, author, believer in fairies ...

Maria, a passionate gardener and wildlife enthusiast, invites and welcomes all wildlife into her garden. Her extensive native and natural garden, certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, has been on display in several East End garden tours. Maria lives in East Quogue with her collie Christy, her parrot Pablo and all of her "wild-friends."

Maria writes a weekly community column, "From Fourth Neck," for the Western Edition of The Southampton Press. Her essays have appeared in The Press Box in both the Eastern and Western Editions of The Southampton Press, as well as in The Press of Manorville and Moriches. Her wildlife stories have also appeared in the South Shore Monthly, the Great South Bay Magazine and In the Eyes of the Wild: An Anthology of Wildlife Poetry and Short Stories.

Where to buy in print


Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Award Winning Nature Stories from a National Wildlife Federation Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat! 5-Star Reviews! "... endearing ... compelling ... charming ..." Kirkus Reviews "... strong pick for wildlife-themed memoir collections, recommended." Midwest Book Review

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