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Nature Guide to the Victoria Region

By Ann Nightingale (Edited by), Claudia Copley (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 15 November 2012
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The Victoria region is a natural wonderland--one of the most biologically rich areas of the country, with many plants and animals found nowhere else in Canada. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned naturalist, a visitor or a resident, this book will give you the knowledge you need to get the most out of your explorations of southeastern Vancouver Island. Ten local experts have contributed their knowledge about all things natural in this region, from mushrooms and dragonflies to owls and whales. They describe the species most likely to be seen here, and direct you to the best places to see them.

Nature Guide to the Victoria Region is designed to help you understand the variety of habitats and natural wonders awaiting your discovery, all in a portable, easy-to-read format. It includes beautiful full-colour photographs, checklists and a map of all the great places to visit.

About the Author

Ann Nightingale is president of the Rocky Point Bird Observatory, and Claudia Copley is the entomology collections manager at the Royal BC Museum. Both actively support the Victoria Natural History Society, as have the other naturalists and biologists who contributed to this book: Robert Cannings (dragonflies); Anna Hall (marine mammals); Gavin Hanke (fishes, reptiles and amphibians); Bryce Kendrick (fungi); Philip Lambert (intertidal life); James Miskelly (butterflies); David Nagorsen (land mammals); Leon Pavlick (plants); and David Stirling and Alan MacLeod (birds).

EAN: 9780772665751
ISBN: 0772665753
Publisher: Royal British Columbia Museum
Dimensions: 22.61 x 14.99 x 1.52 centimeters (0.52 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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