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Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland

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Ducks in January . . . bats in March . . . rain lilies in April . . . meteors in August . . . the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment, no matter how urban the setting. In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events that define the seasons in the city of Austin and its surrounding areas.

Month-by-month, each chapter profiles the plants, animals, insects, and other natural phenomena that are particularly noteworthy at that time of year. The authors also provide suggestions on how and where to see themandmdash;from driving to a nearby water treatment plant to lounging by the backyard bird feeder. Opening with a chart on weather, temperature, and daylight hours, each monthandrsquo;s chapter featuresand#160;photographs and original illustrations by the authors. A list of references includes area field guides and more in-depth sources of information by subject.

No matter how clogged with traffic and entombed in concrete, even large cities harbor wildlife and support a community of plants, either in tucked-away places both familiar and unexpected, or in parks and preserves dedicated to city dwellers in search of open space. Learning the annual rhythms of andldquo;urban wildlandandrdquo; encourages everyone to be in tune with nature and welcome the opportunities to enjoy it, year after year.

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Ducks in January . . . bats in March . . . rain lilies in April . . . meteors in August . . . the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment, no matter how urban the setting. In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events that define the seasons in the city of Austin and its surrounding areas.

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About the Author

Lynne Weber and Jim Weber work atand#160;IBM in Austin, where she is a senior manager and he is a senior engineer. Both are certified Texas Master Naturalists, and Lynne is past president of the Capital Area chapter. The Webers are dedicated naturalists who conduct bird surveys, monitor and map invasive species, write nature columns for neighborhood newsletters, and lead nature hikes among their many outdoor activities.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781603444316
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Subject:
Wildlife
Author:
Weber, Lynne
Author:
Weber, Jim
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Subject:
month-by-month guide
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
179 color photos. 78 sketches. 2 maps. R
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » Meteorology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » World Wildlife
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology
Travel » North America » United States » Southwestern States

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Ducks in January . . . bats in March . . . rain lilies in April . . . meteors in August . . . the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment, no matter how urban the setting. In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events that define the seasons in the city of Austin and its surrounding areas.

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