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What's Inside?
Have you ever wondered what’s inside that “thing” on the plant? What about what lives in the hole in the tree or what lives inside that “pile of leaves or sticks?” Explore and learn what some of these natural history objects are in this latest book by Nature Photographer and Naturalist Mary Holland.

Written by Mary Holland
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5-9, Grades 1-4
Paperback 9781643519883 $11.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781638173137 $11.95  
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Keywords:   egg case, scat, owl pellet, gall, caddisfly case, spittlebug spit, tree nest hole, hornet nest, drey, cocoon, beaver lodge
Animals in the book:   praying mantis, barred owl, yellow argiope spider, gall fly, caddisfly, spittlebug, pileated woodpecker, hornet, eastern gray squirrel, cecropia moth, beaver
Vetters:   Thanks to Kim Hargrave, Education Director at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for reviewing the accuracy of the information in this book.


Author/Illustrator Info:

Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer, columnist, and award-winning author with a life-long passion for natural history. After graduating from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, Mary worked as a naturalist at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state, directed the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, worked as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and designed and presented her own "Knee-High Nature Programs" for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Her children's books with Arbordale include Animal Tracks and Traces, Animal Homes, Otis the Owl, Ferdinand Fox's First Summer (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book and Moonbeam Children's Book Award), The Beavers' Busy Year, Yodel the Yearling, Animal Skins, Animal Ears, Animal Tails, Animal Noses, Animal Eyes, Animal Legs, and Animal Mouths (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book). Mary's book Naturally Curious: a Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the Nature Guidebook category. Naturally Curious Day by Day was published in 2016. Mary lives in Vermont with her lab, Greta. Visit Mary's blog at Naturally Curious with Mary Holland.


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