Calling all animal lovers! 50 hands-on activities and adventures that bring you closer to wild animals than you’ve ever been.
Have you ever followed animal tracks in the mud or chased after the glowing trail of a firefly in the night sky? Want to know how to hold a snake, feed a bird from your hat, and help salamanders cross the road? If so, you’re not just an animal lover—you’re an animal adventurer,and this is the book for you. It’s packed full of hands-on activities and projects that bring you closer to wild animals than ever before—from feathery birds and furry mammals to slippery herps, crawly arthropods, and other intriguing invertebrates. You’ll get insider tips about tools and techniques of the trade, become a citizen scientist, and then record handy field notes about all your amazing animal discoveries.
Look inside to learn how to:
Track wild animals any time of year
Use a flashlight for night vision to spy on nocturnal animals
Start your very own animal scat collection and impress your friends
Build a wildlife blind and become invisible to animals around you
Collect things like snakeskins, fossils, and feathers
Keep a wild guide to your own backyard
And so much more!
About the Author
SUSIE SPIKOL is a naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampshire. A lifelong animal lover, Susie now helps people of all ages connect with the natural world. To read more of her writings and find out what animal adventures she’s up to now, visit her website at www.susiespikol.com.
BECCA HALL is an illustrator based in the Lake District, England. Her work appears across the United Kingdom on stationery and giftware, and in children's books.