As author Himmelman can attest, people of all ages are actively learning more about frogs, toads, and salamanders. This book covers everything from amphibians' physiology to their place in folklore and literature to possible explanations of why many populations have declined. Along the way we learn where to find them and how to identify them, how to handle them safely, how to create vernal pools and year-round pond habitats for them, and more.THE PHRASE aquot;build it and they will comeaquot; has been so overused, but I tweaked it a bit for this title anyway. The truth is, you can construct an am phibian habitat, and ifyou have frogs and salamanders in your area, they will find it. Ia#39;ve done this on both a ... draw in that wildlife. The Na tional Wildlife Federation has been encouraging this for more than thirty years with their Backyard Wildlife Habitat program.
|Publisher||:||Down East Books - 2006-01-01|