Canoe Country Wildlife: A Field Guide to the North Woods and Boundary Waters

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U of Minnesota Press, 2004 - Nature - 240 pages
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Warblers, wolves, and whirligig beetles--the creatures of the canoe countrywilderness come alive in Canoe Country Wildlife. In this read-aloud treasure, "Sparky" Stensaas, naturalist and storyteller, intrigues you with his tales of encounters with the forest inhabitants--from tiny toads to majestic moose.

Canoe Country Wildlife, a friendly field guide, introduces you to the wildlife you are most likely to see as you travel in the North Woods. It describes these creatures and their habits accurately so you'll know where and when to look for them. Detailed line drawings illustrate each animal clearly so you'll recognize what you're seeing.

The book is filled with fascinating little-known facts: Did you know that wood frogs can freeze solid, only to live again? That loons can fly a hundred miles an hour? That chipmunks can carry seventy sunflower seeds in their cheeks?

Canoe Country Wildlife includes handy checklists to help you keep track of the critters you encounter, a calendar for you to record the natural events you witness, and activities--one for each animal--that will help both adults and children learn by discovery.

Carry Canoe Country Wildlife in your pack. Your trip will be more enjoyable and your memories will last forever. It's a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors.

 

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Mammals
1
Birds
41
Fish
127
Reptiles and Amphibians
143
Insects and Other Invertebrates
159
Appendix
203
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About the author (2004)

Rick Kollath started illustrating in nursery school and now he's lucky enough to draw pictures for a living. He runs a design studio in Duluth and co-owns Kollath-Stensaas Publishing with Sparky Stensaas. Rick has taught in Austria and traveled around Europe as a climbing bum. Now he gets thrills riding the big waves on the big lake in his little sea kayak.

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