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Backyard Pets

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Beschreibung

Get to know the amazing creatures right outside your door!

What do toads like to eat? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you've ever longed to know more about the habits of the animals and insects that live in your backyard, here's the book you've been waiting for! With Backyard Pets, you'll find out how to catch and care for lots of different, easy-to-find critters, from terrific toads to slithering slugs. You'll perform all sorts of investigations and activities, including discovering how snails eat and how caterpillars protect themselves, before you return your newly found pets safely to their natural home. And you'll even find out how to attract birds and butterflies to homemade feeders and gardens so that you can observe them every day as they go about their amazing lives.

As you take care of your pets, you'll learn how to interpret fireflies' signals; how to entice worms from their burrows with sound; and how to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. Along the way, you'll discover lots of fascinating facts about the lives of these clever critters-from what their favorite foods are to how they see, hear, and move, and even how they help the environment.



CAROL A. AMATO is a nature science educator, language-learning specialist, and nature writer.

Autorentext
CAROL A. AMATO is a nature science educator, language-learning specialist, and nature writer.

Klappentext
Get to know the amazing creatures right outside your door!

What do toads like to eat? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you've ever longed to know more about the habits of the animals and insects that live in your backyard, here's the book you've been waiting for! With Backyard Pets, you'll find out how to catch and care for lots of different, easy-to-find critters, from terrific toads to slithering slugs. You'll perform all sorts of investigations and activities, including discovering how snails eat and how caterpillars protect themselves, before you return your newly found pets safely to their natural home. And you'll even find out how to attract birds and butterflies to homemade feeders and gardens so that you can observe them every day as they go about their amazing lives.

As you take care of your pets, you'll learn how to interpret fireflies' signals; how to entice worms from their burrows with sound; and how to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. Along the way, you'll discover lots of fascinating facts about the lives of these clever crittersfrom what their favorite foods are to how they see, hear, and move, and even how they help the environment.



Zusammenfassung
Get to know the amazing creatures right outside your door!

What do toads like to eat? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you've ever longed to know more about the habits of the animals and insects that live in your backyard, here's the book you've been waiting for! With Backyard Pets, you'll find out how to catch and care for lots of different, easy-to-find critters, from terrific toads to slithering slugs. You'll perform all sorts of investigations and activities, including discovering how snails eat and how caterpillars protect themselves, before you return your newly found pets safely to their natural home. And you'll even find out how to attract birds and butterflies to homemade feeders and gardens so that you can observe them every day as they go about their amazing lives.

As you take care of your pets, you'll learn how to interpret fireflies' signals; how to entice worms from their burrows with sound; and how to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. Along the way, you'll discover lots of fascinating facts about the lives of these clever critters-from what their favorite foods are to how they see, hear, and move, and even how they help the environment.



Inhalt
Introduction.

I: BRINGING BACKYARD PETS HOME.

1. Slimy Snails and Slithery Slugs.

2. Terrific Toads.

3. Wriggling Worms.

4. Chirping Crickets.

5. Crawly Caterpillars.

6. Flashing Fireflies.

II: ATTRACTING WILDLIFE TO YOUR BACKYARD.

7. Bird Feeding and Housing.

8. Hovering Hummingbirds.

9. Butterfly Gardening.

Glossary.

Suggested Reading.

Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Backyard Pets
Untertitel: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home
Autor:
EAN: 9780471210665
ISBN: 978-0-471-21066-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Jossey-Bass
Genre: Naturwissenschaft, Technik
Anzahl Seiten: 128
Veröffentlichung: 15.07.2002
Jahr: 2002
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.5 MB