Okoboji Wetlands: A Lesson in Natural History [NOOK Book]

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Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa is the jewel of the Iowa Great Lakes. A region of wetlands formed by prairie potholes, the area is rich with lakes, sloughs, fens, creeks, prairies, and kettleholes. In this readable and beautifully illustrated volume, Michael Lannoo presents an extensive natural history of Okoboji and its cherished wetlands that examines that world of our grandparents, compares it to today's world, and extrapolates to the world of our grandchildren.

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Okoboji Wetlands: A Lesson in Natural History

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Overview

Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa is the jewel of the Iowa Great Lakes. A region of wetlands formed by prairie potholes, the area is rich with lakes, sloughs, fens, creeks, prairies, and kettleholes. In this readable and beautifully illustrated volume, Michael Lannoo presents an extensive natural history of Okoboji and its cherished wetlands that examines that world of our grandparents, compares it to today's world, and extrapolates to the world of our grandchildren.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587291296
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Series: Bur Oak Book
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 190
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents




Acknowledgments


Preface



An Introduction to Wetlands



Origins

Settlement


The Glacial Story of the Lake Okoboji Region


The Okoboji Lakeside Laboratory




Ecosystems

Runoff on Cayler Prairie


Wetland Vegetation


The Aquatic Gardens of Okoboji


Report on Nuisance Condition, Upper Gar Lake


Temperature Cycle of West Lake Okoboji


Impact of Settlement on West Lake Okoboji




Historical Fauna

Mammals of the Lake Region of Iowa


The Birds of the Lake Region


Crows


Fishing in 1884


The Fishes of the Okoboji Lakes


Missing Pieces 1


Iowa Lakeside Laboratory




Okoboji's Wetland Fauna

Blackbirds


Aquatic Insects of Okoboji


Amber Land Snails


The Clams of the Okoboji Lakes


Why Study Pond Crayfish?


Why Study Pond Snails?


Amphibians of Okoboji


Okoboji's Historical Amphibian Fauna


Tiger Salamanders


American Toads


Great Plains Toads


Chorus Frogs


Gray Treefrogs


Cricket Frogs


Leopard Frogs


Bullfrogs


Mudpuppies


Missing Pieces 2


The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory as a Student Sees It




Wildlife Management or Resource Exploitation?

Wetland Importance


Wetlands and Lakes as Distinct Ecosystems


Mosquitoes


Conservation


Frogging in Iowa 1


Frogs


Frogging in Iowa 2


Amphibian Decreases and the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force


Preservation


Raising Game Fish 1


Raising Game Fish 2


A Missing Zooplankter


Top Predators


Rotenone and Aquazine: State-Applied Aquatic Toxins


Silent Spring Choruses


National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits


Bullfrog Introductions


Pollution


Muskies


The Refugia Hypothesis


Garlock Slough: A Case Study




A New Perspective: A Wetland Ethic


References


Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    I love Lake Okoboji!

    Ive been there like twenety times!

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