The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians

The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians

by Mary Taylor Young
     
 

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Discover and learn more about Colorado's native reptiles and amphibians. Covers 72 species of turtles, toads, salamanders, snakes, and lizards and provides detailed descriptions and informative sidebars. Includes full-color photographs, range maps, and a species description for each reptile, as well as a checklist, glossary, and information on where to find these

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Discover and learn more about Colorado's native reptiles and amphibians. Covers 72 species of turtles, toads, salamanders, snakes, and lizards and provides detailed descriptions and informative sidebars. Includes full-color photographs, range maps, and a species description for each reptile, as well as a checklist, glossary, and information on where to find these fascinating creatures.

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"The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians is a full-color identification guide to the snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs, toads, and salamanders of the Colorado region. Excellent photography of each species along with easy-to-use field ID guidelines, and notes on the habitat and distribution of various species...A handful of fascinating general facts, such as the origin of the light-sensitive vestigial “third eye” on the back of various lizards’ heads, round out this excellent, user-friendly field guide.” —James A, Cox, Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555915841
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
757,872
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.54(d)

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"The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians is a full-color identification guide to the snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs, toads, and salamanders of the Colorado region. Excellent photography of each species along with easy-to-use field ID guidelines, and notes on the habitat and distribution of various species...A handful of fascinating general facts, such as the origin of the light-sensitive vestigial “third eye” on the back of various lizards’ heads, round out this excellent, user-friendly field guide.” —James A, Cox, Midwest Book Review

Meet the Author


Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young spent her childhood summers roaming the Colorado Rockies from her grandparents' cabin in Estes Park. Her love of wild things and the outdoors led to a degree in zoology from Colorada State University and a life devoted to nature and the environment. Her nine books range from Land of Grass and Sky: A Naturalist's Prairie Journey, a story of spiritual growth inspired by the landscape of the High Plains, to the Watchable Birds book series. Mary's Words on Birds column appeared in the Rocky Mountain News from 1993 until 2009. She has published hundreds of articles in periodicals such as Ladies Home JournalOutside, and Wildlife Conservation. Mary has written extensively for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Colorado Division of Wildlife and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Many Coloradans know Mary from the quarterly publication Colorado's Wildlife Company. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado, where she lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and many wild neighbors.

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