While Ohio has lost much of its pre-settlement landscape, many nearly pristine habitats remain. These relicts are populated by a fascinating array of flora and fauna. Wild Ohio singles out the best of Ohio's natural lands and documents their importance in words and photographs. Because the state has lost over 90 percent of its wetlands and over 99 percent of its original prairie, Wild Ohio focuses especially on rare and declining animals and plants with the intention of inspiring a love of nature and an interest in conservation.

Approximately forty sites are featured, encompassing nearly every type of habitat found in the state and representing all regions of Ohio. Jim McCormac's descriptive text provides an overview of each site and tips for visitors. Gary Meszaros's stunning photographs highlight the visual beauty of each area's flora, fauna, and landscape. Every section includes a description of the physiographic area and a map of the sites.

A celebration of what remains and a reminder of what has been lost, Wild Ohio will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in Ohio's natural history and landscape.



The natural heritage of the Great Lakes region endures despite intense population and industrial pressures. With this handy guide, perfect for the amateur naturalist, you'll gain a whole new appreciation for the biodiversity of this incredible region. Learn how to identify 452 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs, grasses and ferns common to the Great Lakes area:

          - Color illustrations of each species
          - Native uses of plants
          - Animal behavior
          - Ecology and range
          - Similar species cross-referenced
          - Color maps showing ecoregions, parks and nature areas across the Great Lakes states



Beginning birders and experienced naturalists alike will enjoy this information-packed field guide, featuring 291 of the state's most abundant or notable bird species. For each, there is an accurate, full-color illustration, as well as detailed information on habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, similar species, best viewing locations, as well as a range map. A Quick Reference Guide, organized into color-coded groupings, helps the birder in the field find a species quickly and easily. The book also includes a map of the best birding sites in the states and describes a number of Ohio's most notable viewing locations. Also includes glossary, birder's checklist, and separate indexes for scientific and common names.