Animal Tracks of California: Your Way to Easily Identify Animal Tracks (Adventure Quick Guides) (Spiral)
Your Quick Guide to Identifying Mammal Tracks
When you're out and about, keep this tabbed booklet by Jonathan Poppele close at hand. Designed for ease of use and featuring only California mammals, the booklet is organized by group for quick identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few animal tracks at a time. The detailed illustrations cover more than 140 species and are carefully drawn to resemble the track prints as you might see them in the field. Plus, size information, sample gait patterns, and a step-by-step guide to track identification, help to ensure positive ID. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the booklet durable. So bring this lightweight quick guide along on your next hike, camping trip, or walk to the park, and improve your tracking skills with every animal track sighting.
About the Author
Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author, and educator with wide-ranging interests. He earned a master's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, studying citizen science, environmental education, and how to cultivate a personal relationship with the natural world through animal tracking. He has taught ecology, environmental studies, biology, and technical writing at the University of Minnesota. An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is a member of the Minnesota Trackers Club and the International Society for Professional Trackers, and he is the founder of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. A Black Belt in the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido, Jon is also the founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, Minnesota.