Wild City

Wild City

A Guide to Nature in Urban Ontario, From Termites to Coyotes

Book - 2004
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Wild City is full of fascinating natural histories of the most common plants and wild animals found in Ontario's cities, packed with a satisfying mix of little-known information, vital and amusing facts, trivia, and lore. It features 130 species found in urban habitats such as lawns and gardens, rivers, ravines, vacant lots, embankments, and buried streams. It describes how to make your garden or balcony more attractive to wildlife, and explains weather phenomena and the day and night sky. Species range from moths to coyotes, downy woodpeckers to dog-strangling vine, cockroaches to carp, and the geographic range is from Windsor to Ottawa.

This is a book for the many thousands of nature lovers who keep the ever-popular Up North books at the cottage and would like a "city" version for home, and for the many thousands more who don't have a weekend getaway and want to get better acquainted with the wildlife on their doorstep.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2004.
ISBN: 9780771085697
0771085699
Branch Call Number: 577.5609713 Ben 3701ma 1
577.5609713 Ben 3701wd 1
577.5609713 Ben 3701wo 1
577.5609713 Ben 3701ir 1
577.5609713 Ben 3701ga 1
Characteristics: 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scythes, Marta
Tiner, Tim

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TomSnider
Sep 15, 2010

More the type of thing to have if I'm going animal searching rather than casual read. Colour images would be nice for identifying markings.

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