Mammals Terrestrial

Bats of British Columbia. by D.W. Nagorsen and R. M. Brigham. 1993. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Aliens Among Us: Invasive Animals and Plants in British Columbia by Alex Van Tol, 2015 RBC Press June 2015, Paperback, 128 pages ISBN 978-0-7726-6853-0 Juvenile non fiction

Would you be surprised if you came face to face with a Red-eared Slider, Gypsy Moth or Brown Bullhead? Would you know what to do if Dalmatian Toadflax or Giant Hogweed landed in your neighbourhood?

Carnivores of British Columbia by David S, Halter, David W. Nagorsen and Alison M. Beal. 2008. ISBN 978-0-7726-5869-2 Royal BC Museum Handbook

Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia by David Shackleton revised edition ISBN 978-0-7726-6638-3 Royal BC Museum Handbook 2013 This authoritative book brings together the current knowledge on the ten species of wild hoofed mammals living in British Columbia: Elk, Moose, European Fallow Deer, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Caribou, Bison, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep and Thinhorn Sheep.

KI-Yu: A Story of Panthers and Vancouver island Panther Hunting by Roderick L. Haig-Brown. 2006 Originally published 1934. “Nothing in nature, so long as it is honestly observed and honestly described, can harm the mind of a child.”Ki-Yu roams the full length of Vancouver Island’s Wapiti Valley without fear, hunting deer, visiting females, and using his cunning and strength to evade famed cougar hunter David Milton with his shotgun and barking dogs.

Mammals of British Columbia by Tamara Eder, Don Pattie. Lone Pine Publishing 2001. ISBN-10: 1551052997 Identify and learn about 124 terrestrial and marine mammals of British Columbia with this colourful field guide. Detailed physical descriptions of the mammals accompany fascinating life-history information. Includes track illustrations and up-to-date range maps.

Opossums, Shrews and Moles of British Columbia by David W. Nagorsen ISBN 978-0-7748-0563-6 1996 Royal BC Museum Handbook. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia by David W. Nagorsen ISBN 978-0-7726-5232-4 Royal BC Museum Handbook 2005. This book covers all 52 species of lagomorphs (rabbits and pikas) and rodents in the province.

Takaya: Lone Wolf by Cheryl Alexander. Sept 2020 Paperback An enchanting and evocative look at the unique relationship between a solitary, island-dwelling wolf and a renowned wildlife photographer. A lone wild wolf lives on a small group of uninhabited islands in British Columbia’s Salish Sea, surrounded by freighter, oil tanker and other boat traffic and in close proximity to a large urban area. His name is Takaya, which is the Coast Salish First Nations people’s word for wolf. This wolf is culturally significant for the Songhees, and some believe he embodies the spirit of Chief Robert Sam, who died close to the same time that the wolf appeared in the islands. Over half of the largest island is a marine park and is used primarily by kayakers and other small pleasure boaters.

The Cougar by Paula Wild. Douglas and McIntyre 2013. The Cougar is a skillful blend of natural history, scientific research, First Nations stories, and first-person accounts. With her in-depth research, Paula Wild explores the relationship between mountain lions and humans and provides the most up-to-date information on cougar awareness and defense tactics for those living, working, or traveling in cougar country

The Secret Lives of Bats: My adventures with the world’s most misunderstood mammals by Merlin Tuttle. 2015, 288 pages. Great read and highly educational!

Return of the Wolf Conflict and Coexistence by Paula Wild Douglas and McIntyre 2018

Wolves were once common throughout North America and Eurasia. But by the early twentieth century, bounties and organized hunts had drastically reduced their numbers. Today, the wolf is returning to its ancestral territories, and the “coywolf”—a smaller, bolder wolf-coyote hybrid—is becoming more common.

Wolves in Canada. by Erin McCloskey. Lone Pine Publishing. ISBN 978-1-55105-872-6. 2011 No one can forget the eerie howl of a wolf penetrating the silent darkness of night; it is the very embodiment of wilderness. For thousands of years in North American Native mythology, the wolf has been a protector and spirit guide and has represented loyalty, wisdom and intelligence. But the march of settlement across the continent was not kind to wolves. In the United States, they have almost completely vanished. Canada, in vivid contrast, has one of the world’s largest wolf population

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