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The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan Occasional Paper of the Museum of Zoology, Number 86   By:

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Dice's work on The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for both amateur and professional mammalogists alike. Through his meticulous research and keen observations, Dice presents readers with an in-depth understanding of the mammalian fauna of this specific region.

One of the standout features of this work is Dice's attention to detail. He leaves no stone unturned, meticulously documenting the diverse range of mammal species found in Warren Woods and their respective habitats. From carnivores to rodents, ungulates to bats, Dice provides a thorough examination of each mammalian species, including their physical characteristics, behavior, and ecological significance.

The author's expertise and passion for his subject matter shine throughout the book. Dice's extensive fieldwork and personal encounters with these mammals infuse the narrative with a sense of excitement and authenticity. His intimate knowledge of their habits and habitats adds depth and credibility to his scientific analysis.

The organization and layout of the book are both logical and user-friendly. Dice starts with an introduction, providing pertinent background information about Warren Woods' history, geography, and climate. From there, he proceeds to discuss each mammalian species individually, presenting detailed accounts accompanied by concise yet informative illustrations. This approach allows readers to easily navigate through the book and locate specific information.

Furthermore, the statistical data and maps included in this publication provide valuable insights into population distribution and habitat preferences. These visual aids enhance understanding and allow for the identification of patterns and trends in the mammal populations of Warren Woods.

Although primarily targeted towards professionals in the field of mammalogy, Dice succeeds in making the content accessible to general readers as well. His clear and concise writing style ensures that scientific jargon is explained, enabling a wider audience to engage with the material.

One potential drawback of this work is its regional specificity. The book's focus solely on Warren Woods means that readers looking for a broader understanding of mammalian fauna in Michigan or other areas may find the content limited in scope. However, this narrow focus also serves as a strength, providing an unparalleled level of detail and knowledge about the mammals of this specific location.

In conclusion, Lee Raymond Dice's The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the mammalian fauna of this region. The meticulous research, comprehensive species accounts, and engaging narrative make it an exceptional contribution to the field of mammalogy. Whether you are a professional researcher, a nature enthusiast, or a student of biology, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the mammals of Warren Woods.

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NUMBER 86 JUNE 24, 1920






Few detailed studies of the mammal associations of the forests of the United States have been made. But if we are ever to know, for our different species of mammals, the natural environments under which their evolution and differentiation occurred, we must study and describe their habitats and habitat limitations before all the native areas in the country have been altered by the activities of mankind. As a contribution to this subject the following paper is presented.

The Warren Woods are a state preserve under the Edward K. Warren Foundation. They are located in Berrien County, Michigan, about three miles north of Three Oaks. The preserve consists of about two hundred acres, of which somewhat less than half is in clearing and the remainder mostly covered by forest, much of it still nearly in its primitive condition.

[Illustration: FIG. 1. Sketch map of Warren Woods Preserve. The distribution of the various mammal habitats is indicated.]

The topography is nearly level, though the area is cut by a number of ravines draining to the Galien River, which flows through the preserve... Continue reading book >>

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