Explore the fascinating mini-wilds of your own backyard with this dramatic photographic exploration of the natural world. Award-winning photographer and natural scientist Nic Bishop has combined more than 200 detailed, stop-action images of common backyard animals into seven lush, life-size environments that are literally crawling with critters. Young nature detectives will spy more than 100 different spider, snakes, wasps, and beetles busy hiding, prowling, eating and getting eaten. Inviting informational spreads identify all the animals in an appealing, contagiously enthusiastic text that lets readers in on neat tips and facts. With kid-friendly natural science projects and a stunning pictorial index, this fact-filled, visually exciting book invites both sharp-eyed search-and-find fun and real nature science inquiry. Bugs have never been so much fun!