Meet John Muir's favorite feathered creatures: American dippers, small gray birds that spend their whole lives near and in mountain streams. This nonfiction book brimming with illustrations, lively verse and light humor is perfect for junior naturalists, educators, bird enthusiasts, national park visitors and anyone interested in how field biologists perform their work.
"Elvis is a Visla, a breed that needs a lot of exercise. For many years he was my husband's mountain bike riding companion and now he is my hiking companion. Even though he is now gray in the face, people still remark about how he acts like a puppy - running ahead on the trail, getting exited when meeting new dogs, and spontaneously jumping into a stream to get a stick. He is a true part of our family and a joy to be around."
Bird feeding Developing bird-friendly habitat in your yard is the best way to attract a greater variety of species and to support local and migrating species. Native plants provide food and cover, are more insect and disease resistant than non-native species, and may require less water. A list of bird-friendly native plants for is available.