The Nature of Florida: An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals and Natural Attractions

The Nature of Florida: An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals and Natural Attractions

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by James Kavanagh, Raymond Leung
     
 


Florida is home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife species including over 500 birds, 98 mammals, 198 reptiles and amphibians, hundreds of fresh and saltwater fishes and thousands of species of invertebrates. ??This beautifully illustrated guide highlights more than 380 familiar plants and animals and dozens of Florida’s outstanding natural attractions.… See more details below

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Florida is home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife species including over 500 birds, 98 mammals, 198 reptiles and amphibians, hundreds of fresh and saltwater fishes and thousands of species of invertebrates. ??This beautifully illustrated guide highlights more than 380 familiar plants and animals and dozens of Florida’s outstanding natural attractions. It is an indispensable single reference for amateur naturalists, students and tourists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583553022
Publisher:
Waterford Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Waterford Press Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
240,057
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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CROCODILIANS
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Size: 10-20 ft. (3-6 m)
Description: Large black reptile is distinguished by its broad, rounded snout.
Habitat: Freshwater lakes, bayous, marshes and swamps.
Comments: Populations have slowly recovered from overhunting in the early 20th century. The endangered American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) inhabits saltwater shorelines in extreme southern Florida. It is distinguished from the alligator by its green color and narrow, pointed snout.

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