Passionate Slugs and Hollywood Frogs: An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Backyards

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Hummingbirds flying upside down. Slugs mating while suspended in midair. A muscular mole turning somersaults in its tunnel. So much is happening, minute by minute, in your own backyard. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides.

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Overview

Hummingbirds flying upside down. Slugs mating while suspended in midair. A muscular mole turning somersaults in its tunnel. So much is happening, minute by minute, in your own backyard. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570612220
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,039,347
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard xv
Black-Capped Chickadee 1
Eastern Gray Squirrel 7
Deer Mouse 10
Townsend's Mole 13
Opossum 16
Pacific Treefrog 19
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit 22
Striped Skunk 25
Rufous Hummingbird 28
Dark-eyed Junco 31
Sharp-Shinned Hawk 34
American Robin 37
European Starling 40
Spotted Towhee 42
Killdeer 45
Northern Flicker 48
American Kestrel 51
Ring-Necked Pheasant 54
Swallows 57
American Goldfinch 60
Song Sparrow 62
American Crow 65
California Quail 68
Mourning Dove 71
Canada Geese 74
Red-Tailed Hawk 77
Northwestern Garter Snake 80
Garden Slugs 83
Praying Mantis 86
Grasshoppers 90
Western Thatching Ant 93
Ladybugs 96
Western Tent Caterpillar 99
Aphids 102
Woolly Bear Caterpillar 105
Earthworm 107
Mourning Cloak Butterfly 110
Daddy Longlegs 113
Black-and-Yellow Garden Spider 116
Meadow Spittlebug 119
Yellow Jackets 121
Ground Beetles 124
Mosquito 126
Bumblebees 129
Pillbugs and Sowbugs 132
Crane Flies 135
Field Cricket 137
European Earwig 139
Dandelion 142
Blackberries 145
Rhododendrons 148
Goldenrod 150
Lawn 152
Queen Anne's Lace 155
English Ivy 158
Scotch Broom 161
Pacific Dogwood 163
Foxglove 166
Maples 168
Red Alder 171
Rainbows 175
The North Star, the Big Dipper, and Orion 178
Selected References 181
Index 183
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2001

    Great fun!

    I was curious about common animals and plants and this book really explains how they live their lives. I especially like the author's sense of humor, which makes these essays entertaining as well as informative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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