Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, & the Rise of Urban Wildlife by Amy E. Cherrix (Scientists in the Field series)
Who it’s for: Kids
When you picture a scientist, do you think of somebody in a white coat working in a laboratory? The Scientists in the Field books show a whole different side of science- people who dive deep underwater, hike through jungles, climb volcanoes, crawl through caves, and (in this latest volume) track bears in their habitats. Backyard Bears is the story of a group of wildlife scientists learning about bears that live not in the wilderness, but in the city of Asheville, North Carolina. How did there get to be bears in a big city? What do they eat, where do they live, and how do they take care of their cubs? Are city bears dangerous to people and pets? Or are people more dangerous to bears? How many bears can live in Asheville, and still have enough to eat and places to live? Follow wildlife scientists as they track bears, climb trees, and use technology to find the answers.