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Learn the Basics of Animal Tracks!

Kids are curious about the natural world, and few discoveries stir their curiosity more than animal tracks. It’s a thrill to come upon mysterious tracks and learn what critter made them. The Animal Tracks Activity Book
takes those feelings of wonder and delight to the next level. It’s the perfect introduction to some of the country’s most common and interesting mammals, highlighting their tracks with coloring pages and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591935384
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/18/2015
Series: Color and Learn
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 595,277
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Brett Ortler is the author of The Fireflies Book, The Mosquito Book, and Minnesota Trivia: Don’tcha Know! An editor at Adventure Publications, he has edited dozens of books, including many field guides and nature-themed books. His work appears widely, including in Salon, The Good Men Project, The Nervous Breakdown, Living Ready, and in a number of other venues in print and online. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their young children.

Read an Excerpt

Southern Flying Squirrel

Despite their name, flying squirrels don’t actually fly. Instead, they use special skin flaps to glide from tree to tree, and they usually glide 10 to 20 feet. Because they spend a lot of time in trees, their tracks are hard to spot. If you want to try, look in freshly fallen snow.

Flying squirrels are most active at night, and so are the only true flying mammals: bats!

Gray Wolf

Gray wolves were once very common in North America. They became rare due to hunting. Today, wolf populations are growing again, thanks to the work of biologists and other scientists. Because wolves are members of the dog family, wolf tracks look somewhat like those left by domestic dogs.

Often feared as a predator, gray wolf attacks on people are very rare. There are only a few recorded attacks in history.

Table of Contents

Species List

  • Southern Flying Squirrel
  • Gray Wolf
  • Virginia Opossum
  • White-tailed Deer
  • Northern Raccoon
  • Porcupine
  • North American Beaver
  • Woodrat
  • House Mouse
  • Red Fox
  • House Cat
  • Elk
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Snowshoe Hare
  • Striped Skunk
  • Black-tailed Prairie Dog
  • Coyote
  • Weasel
  • Bobcat
  • Red Squirrel
  • Canada Lynx
  • Cougar
  • Moose
  • Bison
  • Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Nine-banded Armadillo
  • Bear

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