Critters of Georgia

Get the Perfect Kids’ Introduction to Georgia’s Critters with Critters of Georgia by Alex Troutman

This fall, get to know the wild side of Georgia! Critters of Georgia is the kids’ wildlife pocket guide that’s informative, concise, and easy to use. Written by wildlife biologist and debut author Alex Troutman, this handy book presents 63 critters from the Peach State. If an animal is in this book, it’s found in Georgia.

Each species is showcased with a professional-quality photograph that’s paired with such neat-to-know details as habitat, range, and preferred food sources. Illustrations of the critter’s tracks complement the information, and a “Did You Know?” paragraph provides fascinating trivia. Critters of Georgia includes important-to-know mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

So get the perfect kids’ introduction to Georgia’s critters, a subject often used in STEAM lessons! This book is a product of AdventureKEEN’s long-term partnership with Wildlife Forever. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the organization’s work to restore habitats and teach the next generation about conservation.

About the author: Alex Troutman is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist and Environmental Educator with a passion for sharing and immersing the younger generation in nature. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree with a focus on Conservation Biology from Georgia Southern University.

Critters of Georgia
Did you know? 
Bobcats get their name from their short tail; a “bob” is a type of short haircut. They have the largest range of all wild cats in the United States. Bobcats can even hunt prey much larger than themselves; in fact, they can take down prey that is over four times their size, such as white-tailed deer! 

Knowing how it feels to not see anyone who looks like you in your dream career, Alex makes it a point to be that representation for young people. He is the co-organizer for several Black in X weeks, including Black Birders Week and Black Mammologists Week, and he takes part in wider movements encouraging diversity in nature, the celebration of Black individual scientists, awareness of Black nature enthusiasts, and diversity in STEAM fields.

Did you know?
Weasels are small but tough! They will attack prey over three times their own size, and they help control rodent and pest species by eating mice, voles, and other small mammals. 

With a passion for nature that started when he was young, Alex was always amazed by the red-tailed hawks soaring overhead when he went fishing with his family. He looked up to conservationists like Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin. Now he has made a career out of that passion and curiosity. In his spare time, you can find him camping, exploring nature with his dog, and birding.

Critters of Georgia
Did you know? 
Anhingas often soar high up in the sky in groups called “kettles,” often with raptors. The anhinga is less buoyant (floats less easily) than other birds, so its body sits lower in the water with its head and neck sticking out, making it easy to mistake for a snake. This is why it is sometimes called the snake bird. 

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Liliane Opsomer
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