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By Gordon Morrison

A baby crouches beside a meadow brook, and a drop of water collects and falls from the child's fingertip to proceed on its trip. the place does that trip start? excessive within the sky, rain clouds are parting. Water trickles and flows down the mountain, amassing in an upland bathroom, seeping via a beaver's dam, speeding over rocks, passing many crops and animals alongside its winding way—each depending on water and different environments it shapes to dwell. writer and illustrator Gordon Morrison has captured a unmarried second in time, revealing the direction and impact of water, and alluring readers to pause and think about the area round them during this attractive and lyrical appreciation of nature and the source that makes all of it possible—a drop of water.

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6 lb Wingspan: 41" Peregrine falcons historically nested on the craggy rock faces in Shenandoah, but in the 1960s their numbers plummeted due to the widespread use of pesticides, especially DDT Thanks to public outcry and the conservation efforts of biologists and bird banders who record numbers and species of birds, peregrines recovered in most of their range and in 1999 were removed from the Federal Endangered Species List Peregrine numbers are stable in coastal and urban areas of the mid-Atlantic Region In the Central Appalachians, however, they have seen a much slower recovery Hopefully they will soon return to their dominant role as top predator in the skies over Shenandoah Peregrines are the fastest flying bird in the world, and in a straight dive can reach speeds over 150 miles per hour About half the size of the peregrine, American kestrels (F.

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Indd 18 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY SQUIRREL Sciurus carolinensis Squirrel family (Sciuridae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper gray back and bushy tail, brown sides, white underparts Length: body 8–10", tail 8–10" Weight: 9–17 oz In Virginia gray squirrels are common woodland inhabitants and may be seen in a wide variety of habitats in Shenandoah The closely related fox squirrels (S. 6 lb Wingspan: 41" Peregrine falcons historically nested on the craggy rock faces in Shenandoah, but in the 1960s their numbers plummeted due to the widespread use of pesticides, especially DDT Thanks to public outcry and the conservation efforts of biologists and bird banders who record numbers and species of birds, peregrines recovered in most of their range and in 1999 were removed from the Federal Endangered Species List Peregrine numbers are stable in coastal and urban areas of the mid-Atlantic Region In the Central Appalachians, however, they have seen a much slower recovery Hopefully they will soon return to their dominant role as top predator in the skies over Shenandoah Peregrines are the fastest flying bird in the world, and in a straight dive can reach speeds over 150 miles per hour About half the size of the peregrine, American kestrels (F.

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