Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana





Media: Paperback

Item #: 445   Price: $20.00
ISBN: 0-87842-500-4
Pages: 274   Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana is a comprehensive field guide to the state's thirty-one species of frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Find out where and when to look for these often reclusive critters; what sounds they make; which species really mean it when they bite; how they hunt, breed, elude predators, and overwinter; and which populations are dwindling and why. Lean how the Western Skink leaves its blue tail behind for predators; the tiny Pacific Treefrog maunfactures natural antifreeze inside its body in winter; the Greater Short-horned Lizard might squirt you with blood from its eyes; and Painted Turtle babies become male or female depending n the temperature. Includes range maps and identification keys. A helpful companion in the field, a fun read at home, and a must on any naturalist's bookshelf.