Scat Finder: A Guide to Mammal Scat of Eastern North America (Nature Study Guides) (Paperback)
Identify mammal scat in eastern North America with this pocket-size guide.
If you're fascinated by animal tracks or the practice of tracking, then learning to identify scat is a helpful aid. If you're curious about which critters are crossing your path or are in your backyard, then Scat Finder by Dorcas S. Miller is just what you need. With the handy, easy-to-use book, you can identify mammal tracks of eastern North America, from the states that border the Mississippi River all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Key to mammal scat: cords, pellets, splats, and tubes
- Tips on where to find scat and what its color and shape can tell you
- A look at the animals' teeth, jaws, and digestive systems
- Clues for distinguishing between scat from similar species (e.g., within the same family)
- Scat size guide, including minimum, maximum, and typical size range
- A study of birds' cough pellets and droppings
- The author's professional drawings of the animals and their scat
- Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits in a pocket or backpack to take along on a hike
This guide is applicable to eastern Canada and the US states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
About the Author
Dorcas S. Miller is the author of five books in the Nature Study Guides series: Berry Finder, Constellation Finder, Scat Finder, Track Finder, and Winter Weed Finder, as well as books on many topics, including kayaking, hiking, natural history, and outdoor cooking. Dorcas lives in Chelsea, Maine.