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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 beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge—a pristine estuary with miles of unspoiled dunes and beaches as well as grasslands, marsh, ponds, and more than 250 square miles of water surface—hosts a diverse assortment of wildlife, and this guide helps readers identify them. From the Pacific treefrog and black-tailed deer to the spotted owl and flying squirrel, this reference is a must have for any visitor to the area. Produced in collaboration with Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, the guide contributes part of the proceeds from its sale to support their awareness and educational activities.
Visiting Willapa National Wildlife Refuge brings both excitement and serenity. Sighting the diverse wildlife of birds, mammals, amphibians and marine life can be a once in a lifetime experience. Where else is there a chance to spot elk, seals, blue herons and migratory birds in one visit? This pristine estuary has miles of unspoiled dunes and beaches as well as grasslands, marsh, ponds, and over 250 square miles of water surface. To enhance your visit, take along this portable and waterproof guide. It will quickly help you identify the Pacific Treefrog as it hops by. An area map has been included along with Illustrations of the most common plant and wildlife species found in Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Proudly printed in the USA.
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, located in southwest Washington, was established in 1937 to protect migrating and wintering populations of brant, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other migratory birds. The Refuge preserves a number of unique ecosystems including diverse salt marshes, rich tide flats, rain-drenched old growth forest and dynamic coastal dunes. This beautifully illustrated guide that highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of plants and animals and includes an area map. 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
James Kavanagh is the author of more than 400 pocket guides on nature, science, travel, and languages. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Raymond Leung is the illustrator of more than 350 pocket guides on travel and nature. He lives in British Columbia.