Passionate Slugs and Hollywood Frogs

An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Backyards

Lichen, Patricia K.

Book - 2001
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Passionate Slugs and Hollywood Frogs
Hummingbirds flying upside down. Slugs mating while suspended in midair. A muscular mole turning somersaults in its tunnel. So much is happening, minute by minute, in your own backyard. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides.

Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 2001
ISBN: 1570612226
Branch Call Number: 508.795 L698p 2001
Characteristics: xvii, 187 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm


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A close look at plants, bugs, birds and other wildlife in our Northwestern yards. Learn about mole somersaults and the jaunty junco in our surprisingly populous yards.

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Sep 17, 2011
  • kmos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful book that had me laughing out loud. The writing is crisp and wry. I never knew that the animals I see every day were so interesting!

This book is great for small children as well as for adults. I'm debating buying a copy for myself.


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