Though the Twin Cities area have proven to be a fine habitat for one particular species, the three million humans who call the area home share the 3,000 square miles with many different animals and plants from various ecosystems. This easy-to-use field guide gives both novice and long-time naturalists the tools to find and explore these natural places in the metropolitan Twin Cities, some within the city limits and all within an hour’s drive of downtown Minneapolis. The book is sectioned into habitats, such as prairies, big woods, and wetlands, and each habitat includes four destinations. Listed under the habitats you’ll find various plants and critters, such as otters, snapping turtles, wild lupines, blackberries, and Cooper’s hawks.
By John J. Moriarty
Photography by Siah L. St. Clair
University of Minnesota Press, $29.95