By Sheridan Alford, Director of Community Engagement
The perfect wildlife guide for your young birder and explorer. Critters of Georgia, by Alex Troutman, is a great companion to the fun adventures that await in our Georgia backyards. The book features 63 critters from the Peach State. Each species is showcased with a professional-quality photograph paired with neat details such as habitat, range, and preferred food sources. Illustrations of the critter’s tracks complement the information, and a “Did You Know?” paragraph provides fascinating trivia. Critters of Georgia includes important-to-know mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Alex Troutman is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist and Environmental Educator passionate about sharing and immersing the younger generation in nature. Having grown up dreaming of being a wildlife biologist, Alex knows how pivotal it is to have representation within any field. Through his studies at Georgia Southern University, Alex has been able to focus on Conservation Biology and learn the best ways to communicate the need for Georgia’s beloved species. With a passion for nature that started when he was young, Alex was always amazed by the Red-tailed Hawks soaring overhead when he went fishing with his family. He looked up to conservationists like Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin. Now, he has made a career out of that passion and curiosity. You can find him camping, exploring nature with his dog, and birding in his spare time.
The way this pocket guide breaks down key information for each species with gorgeous photos to reference characteristics is perfect for any budding biologist. The “Bird” section even includes information about migration and nest sizes so children can understand the differences that make all of our Georgia species unique.
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