See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize species across the whole Great Plains region. An identification key, a glossary of tracking terms, and detailed instructions on how to document your finds are also included here. Easy-to-use scat and track measurements appear on each page, making this book especially field friendly and letting you know if a white tailed ptarmigan, a red fox, or even a black bear has been your way.
James Halfpenny was featured in a Discovery Channel documentary on the loss of native tracking skills and has taught outdoor education since 1961 for the Smithsonian, Outward Bound, and the Appalachian Mountain Club.