Illinois Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Hardcover)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Illinois touches the southern edge of Lake Michigan and stretches south into rich prairie and farmland. It is home to thousands of animal species, including stand-outs like Bald Eagle, Mountain Bluebird, and state mammal White-tailed Deer. There are broadleaf forests, mixed forests, shrublands, pothole lakes, and rivers to explore, all of which offer continuous learning opportunities. Many looking to deepen their connection with the land look to wildlife, and it helps to have a portable reference like Illinois Wildlife to cut through the clutter and get to know the most familiar animals. This beautifully illustrated collection features 140 common mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and butterflies and includes an ecoregion map showing over 20 wildlife-viewing hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel pocket folding guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, birders, and wildlife enthusiasts who wish to get better acquainted with the wildlife of Illinois. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.