A companion volume to In Yards and Gardens and In Woods and Fields, covers a wide selection of North American plants and animals whose habitat is on or near small bodies of water. Sections on plants, insects, birds, fish, reptiles and furry animals each contain the species most familiar to us. Efficient texts and soft, accurate pencil drawings and diagrams by the author describe them as to habits, appearance, life cycle etc.- and to supplement these notes there are shorter references to less common varieties. An attractive format adds to the appeal. Recommended for first nature studies.