Friday, October 13, 2017
Fact Friday: Fire Birds: valuing natural wildfires and burned forests by Sneed Collard
Fire Birds: valuing natural wildfires and burned forests by Sneed Collard. Bucking Horse Books, January, 2015. 9780984446070. (Review from purchased copy)
Each year, thousands of acres of woodlands are lost to devastating wild fires. They seem to becoming more frequent, especially this year. Fact Friday features, Fire Birds: valuing natural wildfires and burned forests by Sneed Collard. This beautiful book chronicles how forests recover after fires and focuses on the work of biologist, Richard Hutto. Did you know that there are quite a number of species of birds that make their homes ONLY in burnt out forests? This slim volume is crammed with full-color photographs taken by the author and a compelling story. Other pluses include plenty of sidebars and charts, a glossary, bibliography and index. The design includes plenty of white space and glossy pages. Fire Birds would make a great addition to STEM collections anywhere.