The state reptile, the painted turtle, is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Great Lakes state. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies and includes a map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.
With 650+ titles in print and 6.5 million copies sold, Waterford Press publishes the largest line of folding-format reference guides in the industry. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world by making knowledge about wildlife identification, outdoor recreation, travel, and safety and survival skills accessible to a wide audience.
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Michigan WildlifeAn Introduction to Familiar Species
By Kavanagh, James
Waterford PressCopyright © 2005 Kavanagh, James
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White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus, To 7 ft. (2.1 m). Fluffy tail is held erect, flag-like, while running.
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius, To 12 in. (30 cm). Male is told by small size and blue wings.
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata, To 1.5 in. (4 cm). Note dark stripes on back. Call sounds like running a thumbnail over the teeth of a comb.
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Table of Contents
(1) Wildlife Sanctuaries (2) Mammals (3) Birds (4) Reptiles & Amphibians