Conversation with a Beaver: And Other Journeys into Nature

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A voice emerges from the beaver. Will you really tell the story of my family and my species? The author responds emphatically: Yes, I will.

Journey into the Natural World through fact-based imagination as you talk and travel with the beaver. Follow the seasonal journey of a beaver family residing in the high Colorado Rocky Mountains to learn about the biology, habitat, and behavior of this hardworking, family-oriented mammal. Listen to the words of the animal to understand its role and contributions within the web of life. Whether it is rain-drenched locales or drought-stricken areas, the beaver has become an engineer for Mother Nature that has helped solve many ecosystem problems.

Then venture through Willow Creek and on Fern Ridge Lake to view mammals, birds, fish, butterflies, and native plants in Oregon. Discover the fauna and flora residing in wetland, riparian, and wet-prairie ecosystems of the lower-altitude southern Willamette Valley of the Pacific Northwest. Then reflect on why our Natural World must be respected, protected, and preserved.

Hardcover. Extensive bibliographies. Over 80 full color photographs.

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Transition with the author into the beaver's world and listen to the animal's words to understand its role and contributions within the web of life. Become intimately involved with natural history and the natural environment. Enjoy seasonal journeys of fossorial, semi-aquatic, terrestrial, and avian species, then reflect on why their special world must be respected, protected, and preserved.

About the Author:

Long hours of research and direct observations at the San Diego Wild Animal Park and on the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park have allowed Judy Berg to look through the window of the Natural World. From every research project that Judy conducted emerged publications in scientific and popular literature, as well as presentations to international audiences.

Other published books are The Otter Spirit and Weathered Wood. Her writing awards include Winner of the 2005 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Runner-Up in the 2009 Green Book Festival Awards, and Honorable Mention in the 2010 Eric Hoffer Awards.

Judy and her husband David continue to contribute to the world of natural history during their retirement in Eugene, Oregon.

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