The Art of Migration: Birds, Insects, and the Changing Seasons in Chicagoland
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It is refreshing reading something that’s science-based, beautiful, and fun.”. “Most insect and bird field guides require you to encounter a species first and then wade through pages, hoping to identify whatever you encountered. In The Art of Migration, you learn about the species and when you can expect to encounter them. With that information, you are inspired to step outside and locate that yellow-rumped warbler or dog-day cicada
One of the many creatures that commute on the Mississippi Flyway as part of an annual migration, they pass along Chicago’s lakefront and through midwestern backyards on a path used by their species for millennia. Tiny ruby-throated hummingbirds weighing less than a nickel fly from the upper Midwest to Costa Rica every fall, crossing the six-hundred-mile Gulf of Mexico without a single stop. Readers are introduced to over two hundred of the birds and insects that traverse regions from the edge of Lake Superior to Lake Michigan and to the rivers that flow into the Mississippi.As the only artist in residence at the Field Museum, Peggy Macnamara has a unique vantage point for studying these patterns and capturing their distinctive traits. The book follows a gentle seasonal sequence and includes chapters on studying migration, artist’s notes on illustrating wildlife, and tips on the best ways to watch for birds and insects in the Chicago area.A perfect balance of science and art, The Art of Migra
karen said for bird lovers. beautiful illustrations, note: geared specifically central US seasonal bird and insect behaviorwould love to see an Eastern US version. Beautiful!!! This is a fantastic books. The illustrations are painted in a multi-layered method of watercolor that invite you to see nature in a new way.. Fran M. said It was a PERFECT gift. We gave this book to a Professor of Birds. He thought it was excellent. The colors and illustrations were right on target.