Looking for tropical survivors

  Monk Parakeet.

Monk Parakeet.

"I  grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire.''

-- Steven Tyler, rock musician

Editor's notes:

For years, a colony of  Monk Parakeets thrived on a point in East Providence on Narragansett Bay.

Mr. Tyler actually only spent summers in New Hampshire as a kid.