Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

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Author: Kenn Kaufman,Kimberly Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840454

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Whether you’re walking in the woods or along the beach, camping, hiking, canoeing, or just enjoying your own backyard, this book will help identify all your nature discoveries. With authoritative and broad coverage, using nontechnical and lively language and more than 2,000 color photographs, this guide is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting New England.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

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Author: Kenn Kaufman,Kimberly Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061845697X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.

Birds of North America

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Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618132195

Category: Nature

Page: 383

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Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.

A Field Guide to Western Butterflies

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Author: Paul A. Opler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395791516

Category: Nature

Page: 540

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Encompassing nearly six hundred species of butterlies found west of the 100th meridian, this updated handbook features lifelike color plates, photographs, maps, and line drawings, as well as information on habitats, ranges, flight seasons, food plants, and special characteristics of each species. Simultaneous.

Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits

Mountaintop Flora and Fauna in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

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Author: Nancy G. Slack,Allison W. Bell

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: 9781934028889

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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"A field guide helping readers identify, understand, and protect the plants and animals of the alpine zones of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, including introductions to the history, geology, weather, climate, scientific research, and conservation of New England's alpine summits"--

Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

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Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581578571

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape. Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down? Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.

Caterpillars of Eastern North America

A Guide to Identification and Natural History

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Author: David L. Wagner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834143

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology. Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators. Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region. A compact guide to nearly 700 caterpillars east of the Mississippi, from forest pests to garden guests and economically important species 1,200 color photos and 24 line drawings enable easy identification Full-page species accounts with image of adult insect for almost 400 species, plus succinct text on distribution and other vital information Many caterpillars illustrated here for the first time Current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other popular works A section geared toward educators, "Caterpillar Projects" An indispensable resource for all who seek an easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest

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Author: Kenn Kaufman,Kimberly Kaufman,Jeff Sayre

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618456949

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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The only field guide for identifying the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, and sky of the Midwest.

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

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Author: David Beadle,Seabrooke Leckie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547727437

Category: Nature

Page: 752

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There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopard-like spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that are as large as your hand, and others the size of a grain of rice. With helpful tips on how to attract and identify moths, range maps and season graphs showing when and where to find each species, and clear photographs that use the unique Peterson arrow system for easy identification, this guide provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest

Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine

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Author: Peter J. Marchand

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: 9781934028421

Category: Nature

Page: 173

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"Part field guide, part natural history narrative, this full-color guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine."-back cover.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

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Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446767

Category: Nature

Page: 447

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Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

New England Wildlife

Habitat, Natural History, and Distribution

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Author: Richard M. DeGraaf,Mariko Yamasaki

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874519570

Category: Science

Page: 482

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Offers information on the status, breeding, habitat, biology, and food habits of 338 wildlife species found in New England.

Chicago Birds

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species in Northeastern Illinois

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Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551387

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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Chicago Birds is a pocket-sized, folding Pocket Naturalist guide highlighting the most commonly seen birds in Chicago. Laminated for durability, these handy guides are a great source of portable information. Colorful illustrations and an inset map of popular birding areas in Chicago round out this popular avian reference.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

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Author: Eric R. Eaton,Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618153107

Category: Nature

Page: 391

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Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information--including life histories, behaviors, and habitats--on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest

A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States

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Author: Steve Clemants,Carol Gracie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195304886

Category: Nature

Page: 445

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Many of us have stopped to pick bunches of wildflowers or have admired them as they flourished in fields, hiking trails, and roads. Always appreciated but not always recognized, now these beauties can easily be identified with Wildflowers in the Field and Forest, the most inclusive field guide available to the wildflowers in the northeastern United States. Designed for easy use, the book features two-page spreads with descriptive text and range maps on one side facing pages of color photos on the other. The descriptions are concise, but thorough, and the range maps show both where the plant grows and what time of year it is likely to be in bloom. Plants are grouped by flower color, usually the feature first noticed by the observer. The species are subsequently grouped by petal arrangement, type of leaves, and number of flower parts as indicated in the "quick characters" box at the top of each page. There is also a simple key in the beginning of the book that allows one to quickly narrow the search to a few pages. In addition to the more common and conspicuous wildflowers, many of the lesser known, and often overlooked, species are also depicted. Over 1,400 species are described with nearly all of them illustrated with full-color photos. While these photos generally show the flowers of the plant, insets of leaves (and occasionally fruits) are often included to help in identification. A bar on each photo allows users to accurately judge the actual size of each flower. Both serious botanists and casual nature observers will welcome this beautifully illustrated and expertly detailed guide. · The most comprehensive field guide for the northeastern United States, including New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with additional coverage of adjacent areas in eastern Canada · Over 1,400 species are described; nearly all are illustrated by beautiful color photographs · Photographs accurately depict the flowers; insets show details of leaves and other features · Photos, descriptions, and maps on facing pages make the book simple to use · Color-coded maps indicate both the range of the species and the time when it is in bloom

Insects of New England & New York

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Author: Tom Murray

Publisher: Kollath-Stensaas Pub

ISBN: 9781936571024

Category: Nature

Page: 391

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Presents a guide to identifying several species of insects native to New England and New York, including grasshoppers, cockroaches, beetles, butterflies, bees, springtails, and ants.

A field guide to advanced birding

birding challenges and how to approach them

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Author: Kenn Kaufman,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 299

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Explains how to identify the most difficult species of birds

Kingbird Highway

The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder

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Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547349442

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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An ornithologist’s account of his youthful, year-long, cross-country birdwatching adventure: “A fascinating memoir of an obsession.” —Booklist At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies, but what Kenn was searching for was a little different: not sex, drugs, God, or even self, but birds. A report of a rare bird would send him hitching nonstop from Pacific to Atlantic and back again. When he was broke he would pick fruit or do odd jobs to earn the fifty dollars or so that would last him for weeks. His goal was to set a record—most North American species seen in a year—but along the way he began to realize that at this breakneck pace he was only looking, not seeing. What had been a game became a quest for a deeper understanding of the natural world. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast of characters.

Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island

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Author: Deborah Rivel,Kellye Rosenheim

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1611689686

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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This easy-to-use guide gives seasonal information for both popular birding sites and those off the beaten path. Precise directions to the best viewing locations within the region's diverse habitats enable birdwatchers to efficiently explore urban and wild birding hotspots. Over 500 species of birds can be seen in New York City's five boroughs and on Long Island, one of the most densely populated and urbanized regions in North America, which also happens to be situated directly on the Atlantic Flyway. In this fragmented environment of scarce resources, birds concentrate on what's available. This means that high numbers of birds are found in small spaces. In fact, Central Park alone attracts over 225 species of birds, which birders from around the world flock to see during spring and fall migration. Beyond Central Park, the five boroughs and Long Island have numerous wildlife refuges of extraordinary scenic beauty where resident and migratory birds inhabit forests, wetlands, grasslands, and beaches. These special places present an opportunity to see a wide array of songbirds, endangered nesting shorebirds, raptors, and an unprecedented number and variety of waterfowl. Including the latest information on the seasonal status and distribution of more than 400 species, with 39 maps and over 50 photographs, this full-color guide features information essential to planning a birding visit. It will become the go-to book for both the region's longtime birders and those exploring the area for the first time.

Mammals of North America

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Author: Nora Bowers,Rick Bowers,Kenn Kaufmann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618153138

Category: Nature

Page: 351

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Featuring more than 1,200 color images, illustrations, and range maps, this authoritative and compact reference identifies and describes every species of wild mammal found north of the Mexican border, furnishing information on key field marks for identification, characteristics, comparative colors, habitats, behavior, and more.