Get the perfect kids' introduction to Michigan's mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Put nature in the hands of children Critters of Michigan is your wildlife pocket guide that's informative, concise, and easy to use. Written by wildlife biologist and debut author Alex Troutman, this handy book presents 63 critters of the Great Lake State-if an animal is in this book, it's found in Michigan.
Each species is showcased in a professional-quality photograph that's paired with such neat-to-know details as habitat, range, and preferred food sources. Illustrations of the critter's tracks complement the information, and a "Did You Know?" paragraph provides fascinating trivia worth sharing with family, friends, and teachers. Critters of Michigan includes important-to-know mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
- 63 critters--only Michigan animals
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefits Wildlife Forever to support their conservation efforts.
About the Author
Alex Troutman is a wildlife biologist, birder, nature enthusiast, and science communicator from Austell, Georgia. He has a passion for sharing the wonders of nature and introducing the younger generation to the outdoors. He holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in biology from Georgia Southern University (the Real GSU), with a focus in conservation. Because he knows what it feels like to not see individuals who look like you, or come from a similar background, doing the things you enjoy or working in the career that you aspire to be in, Alex makes a point not only to be that representation for the younger generation but also to make sure that kids have exposure to the careers they are interested in and the diverse scientists working in those careers.Alex is the co-organizer of several Black in X weeks, including Black Birders Week, Black Mammologists Week, and Black in Marine Science Week. This movement encourages diversity in nature, the celebration of Black individual scientists, awareness of Black nature enthusiasts, and diversity in STEAM fields.