Summary: The only guide to amphibians and reptiles of the Upper Midwest-includes maps and aids to identification for the amateur.
For the amateur herpetologist, specialist, and curious observer, here is a guide to the 48 species of amphibians and reptiles native to Minnesota. Whether you want to learn how to find a certain species of snake, toad, or salamander, or simply need general information about those you come across, Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesot ...show morea will provide the answers.
From introductory chapters that present the history of herpetology in Minnesota; preferred habitats of these species; techniques for observing, studying, and photographing them; and a timely discussion of their conservation needs, this guide offers complete, up-to-date information not found in any other book. Its distribution maps, keys, and natural history data will prove invaluable to the natural resource manager and field biologist while the outstanding color photographs and circular keys will help the uninitiated readily identify species they observe.
The only book in print on this subject for any of the Upper Midwest states, Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota will prove useful to people in bordering states and Canadian provinces who encounter many of the same species. ...show less