Frogs and Toads of Big Bend National Park

Frogs and Toads of Big Bend National Park

by Gage H. Dayton, Raymond Skiles, Linnea Dayton
     
 

This fascinating look at the eleven amphibian species that call Texas’ Big Bend National Park home is designed to help visitors of all ages and levels of experience understand how amphibians use the park’s environment and where each species is likely to be found.

In words and pictures, the authors present the distinguishing features of each species

Overview


This fascinating look at the eleven amphibian species that call Texas’ Big Bend National Park home is designed to help visitors of all ages and levels of experience understand how amphibians use the park’s environment and where each species is likely to be found.

In words and pictures, the authors present the distinguishing features of each species so that visitors can identify the frogs and toads they see. Natural history and conservation information alerts readers to the special habits of these little creatures as well as to the changes in habitat brought on by grazing, introduced predators, and reduced water flow.

Frogs and Toads of Big Bend National Park is highly recommended for amateur naturalists, herpetologists, and especially visitors and admirers of this fascinating region and its ecosystem.

 

Editorial Reviews

Robert Webb

“This guide will be very useful to interested Park visitors and laymen, not to mentionprofessional herpetologists.”--Robert Webb

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585445769
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Series:
W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series , #36
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Mike Boren
What a great little book! It's enough to make one kiss a toad. . . . This book will be a classic in our collection. (Mike Boren, Executive Director, Big Bend Natural History Association)

Meet the Author


GAGE H. DAYTON, who has a Ph.D. from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, has studied ecology and conservation of amphibians at Big Bend National Park since 1998.

RAYMOND SKILES is a wildlife biologist in the Science and Resource Management Division at Big Bend National Park.

LINNEA DAYTON, who resides in California, holds a master’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington.

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