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Written with clarity and wit by two top scientists, North American Tree Squirrels illuminates the everyday lives of gray and fox squirrels, the two most dominant types of tree squirrels of the eastern United States. Drawing on more than twenty years of research, Michael A. Steele and John L. Koprowski detail the behavior, reproduction, diet, physiology, and habitat use of these engaging rodents, as well as their complex interdependent relationships with seed-producing trees. The authors compare and contrast tree squirrels with other members of their family, including ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, and prairie dogs. In addition to scientific revelations, the authors describe their fieldwork, from the pitfalls of patrolling forests at night in order to check nest boxes to the challenges of fitting squirrels with radio-tracking collars.
Both professional biologists and curious amateur naturalists will find North American Tree Squirrels entertaining, useful, and informative.
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Posted February 13, 2013
This is a scholarly book on two species, the Eastern Gray and the Fox Squirrel. The authors present a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious lives of tree squirrels and their methodologies of how they accomplished their research. It should appeal to anyone with an interest in tree squirrels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.