New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America. The five boroughs sit atop one of the most naturally rich sites in North America, directly under the Atlantic migratory flyway, at the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on three islandsaManhattan, Staten, and Long. Leslie Day, a New York City naturalist, reveals this amazing world in her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Combining the stunning paintings of Mark A. Klingler with a variety of photographs and maps, this book is a complete guide for the urban naturalistawith tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna and maps showing the nearest subway stop. Here is your personal guide to the real wild side of Americaas largest city. Throw it in your backpack, hop on the subway, and explore.Raccoons are intelligent. curious. and agile and can climb trees forward or backward. They can descend a tree headfirst. They are fast runners (15 ... Eastern Chipmunk: Tamias striatus ETYMOLOliY Tamias; a hoarder: strhitus: striped XCIV.
|Title||:||Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2007-10-19|