Living With Wildlife in the Pacific NorthwestBook - 2004
Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest is all about coexisting with the animals commonly found in gardens, ponds, attics, crawl spaces, and other places where humans and wildlife cross paths throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
From bats to woodpeckers, sixty-eight species are described here, with details about feeding and mating habits, family structures, and life cycles. Living with Wildlife explains how to attract animals; how to spot their presence by identifying tracks, droppings, and other signs; and how and where to safely view them.
Focusing on the species that provoke the most calls to wildlife agencies and nonprofit groups, the book provides detailed information on how to prevent and solve conflicts with wildlife.
This book is a valuable reference for homeowners, property owners, and property managers; habitat restoration professionals; the wildlife control industry; and private and nonprofit wildlife groups. It can also be used in horticulture and urban wildlife management courses.
Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest includes information on:
--68 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians
--Feeding habits, nesting sites, reproductive habits, ranges, and longevity
--Signs of animals’ presence, including tracks, nests, scratch marks, droppings, and calls
--Viewing and attracting animals
--Preventing conflicts with animals
--Public health concerns
--Legal status of each species
--Evicting animals from buildings
--Hiring a wildlife damage control specialist
An urban wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which co-published the book, Link discusses the mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that ordinary city folk ask about most often; and answers the most frequent questions: whether they are dangerous, how to get rid of them, how to attract and watch them, how to protect them, and how to find out more about them. The illustrations are in black and white. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)