Wild Cincinnati: Animals, Reptiles, Insects, and Plants to Watch Out for at Home, at the Park, and in the Woods

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Now readers can explore the Cincinnati area without fear and feel prepared in case they encounter any of these dangerous creatures or diseases. In this new guide, Lynne Bachleda showcases the animals, places, and potential diseases that readers could encounter in the Cincinnati area. Bachleda touches on the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids, and flora that Cincinnati has to offer and she doesn't stop there. She explains how to keep safe and what to do in case you are injured by an animal or contract a disease from an animal or plant. Some of the animals Bachleda features include coyotes, cockroaches, bees, lice, hornets, bed bugs, and Northern copperheads. Bachleda also includes some prominent diseases such as histoplasmosis, encephalitis, Rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease, plague, malaria, scabies, and more.

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"[Wild Cincinnati]applies to all of Ohio, not just Cincinnati, and tells how to identify local flora and fauna that can be harmful to humans and pets, how to avoid encounters with potentially dangerous wildlife and plants, and how to treat bites, stings, and rashes, and know when to seek medical attention Useful material for city dwellers." -- Richard "Dick" Martin, Norwalk Reflector

"Fully illustrated with beautiful color photography, and with pictures sized so that you can actually see the distinguishing markings of our local critters, this book captures it all -- a handy resource of everything from mammals to insects and reptiles to plants." -- Jill Lynch, Macaroni Kid Cincinnati Metro

About the Author:

A former religion reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Lynne Bachleda has been a freelance writer for various national, regional, and local publications for 20 years. She is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast whose first book, Blue Mountain: A Spiritual Anthology Celebrating the Earth, was a finalist for the NAPRA 2001 Nautilus Awards. Dangerous Wildlife in California and Nevada, a title in a regional series Bachleda authored, was winner of the 2002 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Bronze Award for Nature Books. Bachleda lives in Tennessee.

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