"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
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.