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Field Guide to Wisconsin Streams


This unique field guide covers both plants and animals and is useful for Wisconsin and neighboring states and provinces.

From bubbling spring-fed headwaters to quiet, marshy creeks and tannin-stained northern reaches, Wisconsin is home to 84,000 miles of streams. This guide is the ultimate companion for learning about the animals and plants in Wisconsin streams. A collaborative effort by dozens of biologists and ecologists, Field Guide to Wisconsin Streams is accessible to anglers, teachers and students, amateur naturalists, and experienced scientists alike.

More than 1,000 images illustrate the species in this field guide. These images are augmented by detailed ecological and taxonomic notes, descriptions of look-alike species, and distribution maps. The guide identifies:

  • more than 130 common plants
  • all 120 fishes known to inhabit Wisconsin streams
  • 8 crayfishes
  • 50 mussels
  • 10 amphibians
  • 17 reptiles
  • 70 families of insects
  • other commonly found invertebrates

Co-author Michael A. Miller is a stream ecologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources whose professional interests include watershed and stream ecology and management. Co-author Katie Songer is an environmental scientist, educator, and writer who has worked with AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Co-author Ron Dolen is an environmental scientist and educator who has conducted watershed studies and trained citizen volunteer stream monitors at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

336 pages, Paperback. 5.5" x 8.5". 735 color illustrations, 467 drawings, 357 maps. Published June 2014.

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