Life Stories Series
In this series of books, author and photographer, Dave Taylor explores wildlife in their ecosystems. The life story of the animal is presented in the context of its relationship with its environment and the other organisms that share its world.
These eBooks are only available through Amazon and are designed for Amazon's Kindle Reader. The Kindle Reader is a free app for your device. The titles below are linked to the Amazon Canada page where you will find a free sample of each book. Note that they are also available on Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia and Amazon New Zealand.
Life Stories Plains Bison
Life Stories Plains Bison looks at a bison herd's year on the grasslands of North America. It is illustrated with the author's images of bison interacting in their world. The main protagonist is the bison but other animals in its habitat are also featured including prairie dog, wolf, song birds, grizzly bears and other wildlife.
Bison are a keystone species. They impacted their ecosystem in ways that are surprising. Migrating song birds relied on winter killed bison to provide food to fuel their journeys. Bison dropping enriched the soil providing nutrients for grass. The bison's habit of wallowing helps create prairie ponds for ducks.
We know this from studies done of living bison, but these herds are much reduced in size. The eBook explores what the impact of the herds was when millions of bison roamed the plains. While this has been lost due to the near extinction of the bison there are many working to return the herds and restore this damaged ecosystem.
Dave Taylor's Wildlife Video Resources: Plains Bison
Bison on the Move
Company's Coming Prairie Dogs and Bison
The Rut of the Bison
Wild Fox City Fox Red Fox "Web of Life"
This is the second book in my planned Life Stories series. Each eBook in the series explores the life of a species and how that species interacts with its environment. In this eBook the Red Fox takes center stage. It covers the first year of a fox's life.
There is a time for play, a time to learn, a time to move on, a time to hunt and a time to die. During its journey through these passages a young fox will interact with a number of other species. It must hunt to survive and it must also avoid being hunted. Fox are small predators and larger predators often view them as competition or food.
Dave Taylor's Wildlife Video Resources: Red Fox
Red Fox Hunting
Red Fox Hunting Lesson