Allen made perfect choices in getting me Alice Munro’s Runaway and Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species (this is meant to supplement the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mammals I already own). I can’t wait to dig into the Munro but have already examined the Tracks & Signs books closely (and we were able to identify some scat we saw on a walk on Christmas day–coyote scat with rabbit hair in it.)

The wonderful (or gross, if you are not me and fascinated by tracking animals) thing about the Tracks & Sign book is that it has full color photos as opposed to just descriptions/illustrations. I am able to SEE in full color page upon page of full-color scat. The only downfall is that the book is too heavy to actually carry on a hike (well, I could but I would end up regretting it taking up space in my pack). So I will either have to commit the information to memory or bring samples home with me.

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