Reptiles and Amphibians of Wisconsin Field Guide

Overview

This book and CD set is the new standard for reptile and amphibian field guides. It contains 54 species - all of Wisconsin's turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs and toads. The amazing images include details needed for identification - with special insets of scales, bellies, juveniles and more - while the detailed, comprehensive information is a perfect reference for beginners and experts alike. With the included CD, you'll even learn the different sounds of Wisconsin's ...
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Overview

This book and CD set is the new standard for reptile and amphibian field guides. It contains 54 species - all of Wisconsin's turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs and toads. The amazing images include details needed for identification - with special insets of scales, bellies, juveniles and more - while the detailed, comprehensive information is a perfect reference for beginners and experts alike. With the included CD, you'll even learn the different sounds of Wisconsin's frogs and toads.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591930488
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 788,657
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the originator of the popular state-specific field guides such as Mammals of Minnesota Field Guide. For over two decades, Stan has authored more than 100 field guides, nature appreciation books and wildlife audio CDs for nearly every state in the nation, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 20 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in over 20 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and Canon Professional Services. Stan resides in Victoria, Minnesota, with his wife, Katherine, and daughter, Abigail. He can be contacted via his web page at www.naturesmart.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Wisconsin's Reptiles and Amphibians iv
Herpetology iv
Is It a Reptile or an Amphibian? v
Finding Herps vi
Turtles vii
Snakes and Lizards vii
Salamanders viii
Frogs and Toads ix
After Handling ix
Identification Step-by-Step x
Reptile and Amphibian Anatomy xi
Populations xv
Caution xvi
Calls of Frogs and Toads xviii
Frog and Toad Croaking Chart xxii
Sample Page 1
The Reptiles
Turtles 2
Snakes 30
Lizards 76
The Amphibians
Salamanders 88
Frogs and Toads 106
Glossary 136
Helpful Resources 140
Audio CD Track Index 141
Check List/Index 145
About the Author 147
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