City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness by Gavin Van Horn,Dave Aftandilian

By Gavin Van Horn,Dave Aftandilian

We frequently consider towns because the area of humans—but we're only one of hundreds of thousands of species that decision the city panorama domestic. Chicago citizens knowingly circulation between well-known creatures like squirrels, pigeons, and canines, yet should be shocked to benefit approximately all of the leafhoppers and water bears, black-crowned evening herons and bison, beavers and massasauga rattlesnakes which are dwelling along them. City Creatures introduces readers to an outstanding range of city flora and fauna with a special and available mixture of essays, poetry, work, and photographs.

The participants convey a story-based method of this city safari, taking readers on birding expeditions to the Magic Hedge at Montrose Harbor at the North aspect, canoe journeys down the South Fork of the Chicago River (better referred to as Bubbly Creek), and insect-collecting forays or recovery paintings days within the suburban wooded area preserves.

The booklet is geared up into six sections, each one highlighting one form of position during which humans may well come upon animals within the urban and suburbs. for instance, schoolyard chickens and warrior wasps populate “Backyard Diversity,” stay giraffes loom on the zoo and taxidermy-in-progress pheasants fascinate museum-goers in “Animals on Display,” and a refrain of deep-freeze frogs awaits in “Water Worlds.” even though the e-book is rooted in Chicago’s panorama, nature fans from towns world wide will discover a wealth of city animal encounters that may open their senses to a brand new global that has been there all alongside. Its robust mixture of insightful narratives, numinous poetry, and full-color artwork all through may also help readers see the city—and the creatures who percentage it with us—in a completely new light.

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