As early indicators of environmental stress, frogs and toads have been receiving a lot more attention lately. Now there’s a new book to help experts and beginners alike learn more about these little critters.
The Frogs & Toads of North America
The Frogs and Toads of North America is a very special book. Covering all 101 species in North America, the book contains natural history information, identification tips, range and habitat information, summaries of behavior, and descriptions of calls. It also contains excellent pictures of all species.
One unique feature of this book is that it also comes with a 70-minute CD that includes the calls of nearly every species, and information on public participation in census programs.
Public participation in counting frogs and toads may be vital to their survival. In many areas, they are disappearing faster than the scientists can track. The more eyes and ears looking for them the better.
Plus, there is no better way to get children, especially little boys, involved in nature. Spending an evening prowling around the marsh or lakeshore listening for frogs is a natural fit for kids. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping animals while having fun.
The book sells for less than $20.00, so shut down the computer and video games and get your kids out in the mud. They’ll thank you for it, and so will the disappearing amphibians.
The Frogs and Toads of North America: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification,Behavior, and Calls (Paperback)
by Lang Elliott, Carl Gerhardt, Carlos Davidson
Publisher: Mariner Books Feb 18 2009
# ISBN-10: 0618663991
# ISBN-13: 978-0618663996