296 pages, 128 colour photos
A wonderful resource and guidebook for a general audience, The Guide to Colorado Mammals describes 128 species of mammals native to Colorado. Each mammal is described within a species account, including common and scientific name, physical description, size, habitat, distributions, field notes, legal status, and photographs. The Guide to Colorado Mammals covers everything from marsupials, shrews, and moles to bats, rabbits, rodents, bears, and hoofed animals.
- Informative sidebars with information about mammal biology, life history, and behavior
- Range maps on where to find specific mammals
- Readable engaging text
- Conservationist point of view
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Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young spent her childhood summers in Estes Park, where she developed a love for wild things and the outdoors that led to a degree in zoology from Colorado State University. She has written nine books, including The Guide to Colorado Birds and The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians and hundreds of magazine and journal articles, and she works extensively with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.