Passionate Slugs & Hollywood Frogs: An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Backyards
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Passionate Slugs & Hollywood Frogs: An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Backyards

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Hummingbirds flying upside down. Slugs mating while suspended in midair. A muscular mole turning somersaults in its tunnel. So much is happening, minute by minute, in your own backyard. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-k...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by Sasquatch Books (first published June 1st 2001)
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Passionate Slugs & Hollywood Frogs: An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Backyards. How can you not LOVE that title?! While reading this book we frequently found ourselves saying "Hmmm...I had no idea!" which is actually a really big deal considering this book is about my own backyard.

If you lie in the Pacific Northwest, this book is really a great read. I read this book to my kids for school as a nature study read-aloud. Sometimes we would just read a chapter, talk it over and move on. Oth...more
Dawn M
What a great little book! The illustrations are wonderful (I found myself wishing that there were more of them), and each critter gets 2-3 pages of witty, fond, and sometimes historical expose'. A nice reference, and I would recommend to folks with kids for backyard critter hunts.
All Creatures great and small...Favorites ladybugs, Birds.
Least favorites Misquitos, and slugs.
I was in my sleeping bag in my yard once on a very HOT day...and a slug crawled in under my arm pit. Thats not what "They" mean in the book, but the slug seemed passionate enough. I wonder now, what gender it was. OOOKAY! I Like this book.
Interesting, but the combination of speciesism and anthropomorphism was jarring and annoying. Also, I can't help but feel - strongly - that any sort of field guide should not contain discussions on how to kill the creatures in said field guide.
I am really digging this book. It is chock full of useful information written in a colloquial manner. Fun read! I recommend to any and all NWerners.
Get to know your backyard critters and flora. Especially interesting is learning the mating rituals!
Jan 14, 2008 Lafcadio rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Pete
Recommended to Lafcadio by: Nancy
Amusing, easy to read narratives about familiar friends of the yard, and also of my forest.
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