Frogs and Toads in Your Pocket: A Guide to Amphibians of the Upper Midwest (Bur Oak Guide) (Sheet map, folded)

Frogs and Toads in Your Pocket: A Guide to Amphibians of the Upper Midwest (Bur Oak Guide) By Terry VanDeWalle, Suzanne L. Collins (By (photographer)) Cover Image

Frogs and Toads in Your Pocket: A Guide to Amphibians of the Upper Midwest (Bur Oak Guide) (Sheet map, folded)

By Terry VanDeWalle, Suzanne L. Collins (By (photographer))

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Frogs and toads have become canaries in the coal mine when it comes to conservation, as the discovery of malformed frogs has brought increased attention to global habitat loss, declining biodiversity, and environmental pollution. Midwestern species of frogs and toads—already declining due to habitat loss from agriculture—have been greatly affected by this worldwide phenomenon. VanDeWalle includes a complete description of each species along with distinguishing characteristics for three subspecies, information about range and habitat preferences, diet, types of calls, and breeding season.

Terry VanDeWalle has been researching reptiles and amphibians in the Midwest for more than twenty years. Author of Snakes and Lizards in Your Pocket: A Guide to Reptiles of the Upper Midwest (Iowa, 2010), he is a senior biologist with Stantec Consulting in Independence, Iowa. Wildlife photographer Suzanne Collins is an executive officer of the Center for North American Herpetology.

Product Details ISBN: 9781609380595
ISBN-10: 1609380592
Publisher: University Of Iowa Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Language: English
Series: Bur Oak Guide

“Frogs and toads worldwide are endangered, and their biggest threats are human ignorance and indifference. It is also true—ask any kid—that frogs and toads are fascinating animals. Terry VanDeWalle’s attractive and informative laminated guide to the frogs and toads of the Upper Midwest offers a bridge to a newfound knowing and understanding of these fine animals. It says: here are our frogs and toads—they are beautiful and valuable. But it also suggests, by extension, that you should now go out there and look—get a little muddy and rumpled—and discover again what you once knew as a kid.”—Michael J. Lannoo, editor, Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species