Informative and intriguing…
Messner’s brilliant field guide takes readers on a fascinating journey as scientists track an invasive python species in South Florida. A team from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida sets on a tracking expedition to capture the invasive species of Burmese pythons hiding in swamps and release them in the wild after implanting radio transmitters to track other pythons. Along the way, readers learn about Burmese Python’s role as the predatory species and the reason the swamps of South Florida act as the perfect habitat for the species. Messner touches on how the euthanizing of female pythons becomes a necessity in order to halt their spread across South Florida. Captioned photographs, maps, and diagrams add convincing details to the highly informative, accessible prose. Page Plus links take readers directly to video clips and photos of the scientists in the field tracking pythons. The book will delight children interested in field biology.
The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem
by Kate Messner
Pub Date 03 Mar 2020
Price $31.99 (USD)