Louisiana Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals (Hardcover)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Louisiana is a great place to learn about animals, as it hosts over 900 vertebrate species, including such stand-outs as Virginia Opossum, Bobcat, Ringtail, Brown Pelican, Roseate Spoonbill, and American Alligator. There are also regional endemics like Pearl River Map Turtle and Ringed Map Turtle. Such diversity is supported by a warm, humid climate and a wide variety of ecosystems, such as grasslands, savannas, hardwood forests, and swamps. Animals often serve as the face of landscapes and wetlands, so it helps to get acquainted with them. The challenge is sorting through such a diverse assemblage of species, which is why it is helpful to have a portable reference on hand to cut through the clutter and focus on the most familiar species. The beautifully illustrated Louisiana Wildlife features 140 common mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, other insects, and crustaceans as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 wildlife-viewing hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the perfect companion for educators, learners, naturalists, birders, and wildlife enthusiasts who wish to get to know Louisiana's representative animals and peer more closely into their fascinating lives. 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.