A Field Guide to your Own Back Yard
Countryman Press, 1985
This is the second edition of the second book in the Scratch Flat sagas. Using - for the most part - the wilds of his own back yard on Scratch Flat, Mitchell explores the commonly-found plants and animals of the typical American back yard.
“… This well-written book goes beyond identification. Its purpose is to open our eyes to the galaxy of living and growing things nearby – lowly lichens, crawly cutworms, attractive roadside flowers nocturnal raccoons, and even birds of prey migrating overhead.” --- Roger Tory Peterson