Wildlife of Florida 2011
"Wildlife of Florida" is an introduction to the incredible biological diversity of the state of Florida. Beginning with its position as a peninsula that extends from the temperate zone into the tropics, the book weaves together the environmental factors that combine to make Florida's ecosystems so diverse and yet so vulnerable.
With over 350 pages of text and hundreds of photos, the book takes you on a tour of Florida's white sand beaches, crystal clear springs, and moss-draped live oak hammocks. You'll discover the critical role played by the gopher tortoise in Florida's sandhills, learn about the beetle-baiting behavior of burrowing owls, and find out the best places to watch scrub jays and learn about their unique behavior.
Special sections on manatees, the Florida panther, black bears, and wading birds illustrate some of the state's endangered species and their challenges. The book also addresses threats on biodiversity, with references included for further research.