Wild animals in our midst come to vibrant life in this unique, carefully rendered coloring book from nature artist Dot Barlowe. You'll find 42 meticulously rendered black-and-white illustrations of creatures often seen in suburban or even city backyards. Included are a garter snake in a rock garden, two whitetail deer (Virginia deer) in a vegetable patch, a garden spider weaving a web among forsythia, Japanese beetles on a rose blossom, a box turtle in a strawberry patch, and chickadees amid branches of white pine as well as raccoons, slugs, honey bees, grackles, cardinals, gray squirrels building a nest, and a host of other flora and fauna. Captions accompany the illustrations, identifying the subjects in this fascinating, fun-filled collection. Backyard Nature Coloring Book is sure to delight nature lovers and to provide hours of entertainment for colorists of ages.