|By (author):||Poppele, Jonathan|
|Series:||Adventure Quick Guides|
|Subject:||NATURE / Animals / Mammals|
|NATURE / Animals / Wildlife|
|NATURE / Regional|
|Size:||7.50in x 4.25in|
|From The Publisher*|
Your Quick Guide to Identifying Animal Tracks
When you're out and about, keep this convenient track guide by Jonathan Poppele close at hand. Designed for ease of use, the tabbed booklet is organized by track group for quick identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few animal tracks at a time. The detailed illustrations cover more than 100 species of mammals-from mice and squirrels to deer and bears-as well as common birds, amphibians, and reptiles. It includes species found in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The illustrations are carefully drawn to resemble the track prints as you might see them in the field. Plus, size information, sample gait patterns, and a step-by-step guide to track identification help to ensure positive ID. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the booklet durable. So bring this lightweight quick guide along on your next hike, camping trip, or walk in the park, and improve your tracking skills with every animal track sighting.
|Review Quote*||"Jonathan Poppele has created a terrific little resource here on some of the most common animals in the region that a tracker might be interested in. There are great details about track ID, as well as some bigger picture concepts in how to learn track ID, as well as animal gait interpretation. An inspired naturalist will be grateful to have this in your backpack."|
-Marcus Reynerson, Evaluator atÂ Tracker Certification North America and Lead Instructor atÂ Wilderness Awareness School
|Biographical Note||Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author, and educator who works to help people connect more deeply to themselves, to others, and to the natural world. He earned a master's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota and taught at the U of M for many years before leaving to focus on his own projects. An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is the founder and director of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. Jon is also Head Instructor of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches meditation, mindfulness, and the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido.|