Synopses & Reviews
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the ultimate beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
From the red-bellied turtle and the largemouth bass to the eastern tiger swallowtail and the wild hog, this identification guide showcases more than 140 of the most common flora and fauna species found in the Yellowhammer State. In addition to the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, and fishes found within, this portable source of information also includes a map of prominent Alabama wildlife sanctuaries, which offers ideal wildlife scouting locations for visitors and locals alike.
From the Gulf beaches to the lower Appalachian mountains, it's no surprise that Alabama ranks in the top five states for its overall diversity -- supporting an abundance of wildlife. Alabama Wildlife is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide to help the nature enthusiast identify local sightings. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies/insects/invertebrates. A map featuring prominent state-wide wildlife sanctuaries is provided. Laminated and durable, this compact guide is a great source of portable information while outdoors.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.