Wildlife Ranger Action Guide: Track, Spot & Provide Healthy Habitat for Creatures Close to Home

Wildlife Ranger Action Guide: Track, Spot & Provide Healthy Habitat for Creatures Close to Home

by Mary Kay Carson


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As concern for the welfare of species like honey bees and monarch butterflies grows alongside awareness of the impact of climate change, inspiring the next generation of citizen scientists is more important than ever. With Wildlife Ranger Action Guide, kids can make the world better for the animals and insects they love, starting right in their own backyards. Dozens of hands-on activities and habitat creation projects, such as making a frog pond from a kiddie pool, planting a pollinator garden for bees, painting a bat house, and building a lodge for lizards, encourage children to learn about and take an active role in protecting local wildlife. Lively photographic field guides covering 78 North American wildlife species teach kids about the habits and habitats of each and include tips for providing the plants and food needed for their survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635861068
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson is the author of Wildlife Ranger Action Guide. She has written more than 50 books for young people about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history, including six titles in the acclaimed Science in the Field series, Weather Projects for Young Scientists, and more. She has served as associate editor of Scholastic Super Science magazine and developed student and teacher guides for Audubon Adventures.

Table of Contents

1  You Can Save Wild Animals!
      Wildlife Spotting Blind
      Water Watch
      Test Feeders
      Little Critters Paw Printer
      Sandpit Tracks Trap
      Safari Survey
      Beneficial Bug Bait
      Nightlife Light Trap
2  Come on in, Feathered Friends
      Coffee Tub Nest Box
      Anti-Crash Window Clings
      Homemade Hummer Feeder
      Hummer Swing
      Seedy Sock
      Bird Alert Scrunchy
      Ornaments for the Birds
      Quick-and-Easy Suet Cakes
      Who's That Singing?
American Crow
        American Goldfinch
        American Robin
        Baltimore Oriole
        Black-Billed Magpie
        Black-Capped Chickadee
        Black-Headed Grosbeak
        Blue Jay
        Carolina Wren
        Common Grackle
        Dark-Eyed Junco
        Eastern Bluebird
        Great Horned Owl
        House Finch
        Northern Cardinal
        Northern Flicker
        Red-Tailed Hawk
        Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
        Rufous Hummingbird
        Song Sparrow
        Tufted Titmouse
        Turkey Vulture
 3  Attract Butterflies, Bees & Other Buggy Buddies
Be Home, Bees
      Bee Blocks and Boxes
      Butterfly Cafe
        Banana Slug
        Cecropia Moth
        Common Walking Stick
        Differential Grasshopper
        Garden Spider
        Green Darner Dragonfly
        Grove Snail
        Lady Beetle
        Mason Bee
        Monarch Butterfly
        Paper Wasp
        Periodical Cicada
        Pill Bug
        Praying Mantis
        Tiger Swallowtail
        Yellow Bumblebee
4  Bring in Turtles, Lizards & Other Scaly Pals
      Lizard Lodge
      Turtle Spa
      Turtle Patrol
        Black Rat Snake
        Collared Lizard
        Common Garter Snake
        Eastern Box Turtle
        Fence Lizard
        Five-Lined Skink
        Green Anole
        Painted Turtle
        Ringneck Snake
5  Welcome Frogs, Salamanders & Other Slippery Neighbors
      Kiddie-Pool Frog Pond
      Tree Frog Hideouts
      Toad Abodes
      Who's That Calling?
        American Bullfrog
        American Toad
        Gray Tree Frog
        Green Frog
        Red-Backed Salamander
        Red-Spotted Newt
        Spring Peeper
        Tiger Salamander
6  Help Out Your Furry Friends
      Eat-in Diner
      Nutty Wreath
      Paint a Bat House
      Sweet & Salty Deer Block
      Corn Cob Jungle Gym
        Big Brown Bat
        Black Bear
        Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
        Deer Mouse
        Eastern Chipmunk
        Eastern Cottontail
        Eastern Gray Squirrel
        Meadow Vole
        Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
        Mule Deer
        Northern Short-Tailed Shrew
        Red Fox
        Striped Skunk
        Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel
        Virginia Opossum
        White-Tailed Deer

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