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Illinois Wildlife: An Introduction to Familiar Species
     

Illinois Wildlife: An Introduction to Familiar Species

by James Kavanagh, Raymond Leung (Illustrator)
 

The state mammal – the white-tailed deer – is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Prairie State This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent

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The state mammal – the white-tailed deer – is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Prairie State This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583552964
Publisher:
Waterford Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Pocket Naturalist Guide Series
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,284,697
Product dimensions:
3.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.20(d)

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Illinois Wildlife

An Introduction to Familiar Species
By Kavanagh, James

Waterford Press

Copyright © 2005 Kavanagh, James
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781583552964

MAMMALS
White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus, To 7 ft. (2.1 m). Fluffy tail is held erect, flag-like, while running.
BIRDS
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius, To 12 in. (30 cm). Male is told by small size and blue wings.
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata, To 1.5 in. (4 cm). Note dark stripes on back. Call sounds like running a thumbnail over the teeth of a comb.


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Meet the Author


Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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