A GUIDE TO AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
by Thomas F. Tyning
1990, 400 pages, b/w illustrations throughout. This information-packed guide tells you what to look for, and how to interpret what you see – when you observe frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards, alligators and snakes in their natural habitats. It details the life cycles and behavior of thirty-two common species, including bullfrogs, painted turtles, red-spotted newts, Gila monsters, and timber rattlesnakes. Detailed accounts of each species include general information, recognizing adults, distinguishing the sexes, eggs and young, how to find it (with habitat, months of activity, and range with distribution map of the U.S. and Canada), spring activity, territerial behavior, courtship and mating, nest-building and egg-laying, egg and hatchling predators, feeding, age, and overwintering. Paperback; 4-3/4 x 8-3/4″.
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