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1. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf (May 12, 1979)
Perfect for mountain climbers, hikers, and geology enthusiasts, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and nearly 800 full-color identification photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals is the perfect companion for any expedition.
This portable guide depicts all the important rocks, gems, and minerals – in many variations of color and crystal form – and the natural environments in which they occur, and includes written descriptions of field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names.
Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.
2. A Year of Forest School: Outdoor Play and Skill-building Fun for Every Season
Author: by Jane Worroll
Published at: Watkins Publishing; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
More games, crafts and skills Forest School style, building on the success of Play the Forest School Way. This book is organized by season to encourage kids to get outdoors come rain, shine or snow! Following on from the bestselling Play the Forest School Way, here is a brilliant selection of brand-new games, crafts and activities to get kids developing new skills and exploring the natural world all year round.
Structured around the four seasons of the year, each chapter is packed full of step-by-step Forest School games and activities that harmonize with the weather and what’s happening in nature at that time of year, with a nod to seasonal festivals such as Easter and Christmas.
In spring, for example, you could make a mud birthday cake to celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, or (inspired by bird song) craft sistrums from sticks and bottle tops, or make a clay hare and enjoy dandelion tea and a chocolate egg hunt at a spring day out.
At Forest School, children return to the same location again and again, building a lasting connection with a specific part of the natural world, and this book in its year-round approach will bring this aspect of Forest School play to the fore.
3. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; A Chanticleer Press ed edition (December 12, 1981)
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition.
Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
4. How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works)
Author: by Carol Pasternak
Published at: Firefly Books; Revised and Updated edition (March 8, 2012)
“The breezy and down-to-earth text … Nicely communicates the wonder … Especially effective is the eight-pictured depiction of the development of the caterpillar into a chrysalis.” -School Library Journal Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers.
Raising Monarch butterflies is made easy with the help of this detailed guide. How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats Monarchs face today and how readers can help conserve the Monarch’s feeding grounds from encroachment. Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature.
This updated edition contains: More than 40 new colorful and detailed photos More secrets to help you find eggs and caterpillars Instructions on how to feed a monarch and more details on their care Expanded information on varieties and propagation of milkweed New page on the diverse insects in the milkweed patch New suggestions for starting a butterfly garden, including a large photograph of an outstanding Monarch Waystation.
5. Beautiful Gardens Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Gardens, Exquisite Flowers and Relaxing Nature Scenes (Flower Coloring Books)
Author: by Coloring Book Cafe
Published at: Independently published (February 11, 2021)
Brand New Release 2021: Embrace the natural beauty of these lovely gardens and fuel your creativity with this relaxing adult coloring book! Do you want to let go of your worries and embrace nature? Are you looking for a charming, one-of-a-kind coloring experience with tons of flowers and nature scenes?
Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this gorgeous and eye-catching coloring book explores the natural beauty of the quintessential English garden, showcasing stunning flowerbeds, charming birds and butterflies, breathtaking outdoor scenes, and so much more!
Relax at the pond and take in the wildlife, wander through beds of flowers, and breathe life into exquisite scenes with fountains, hammocks, and even a little wooden bridge. As the ideal way to relax and let your stress disappear, this delightful coloring book harnesses the soothing power of meditative mindfulness to sweep you away on a journey into a peaceful natural setting.
6. The World Encyclopedia of Butterflies & Moths: A Natural History And Identification Guide To Over 565 Varieties Around The Globe
Author: by Sally Morgan
Published at: Lorenz Books (January 7, 2020)
Butterflies and moths captivate nature enthusiasts with their beauty and variety, but in addition to being attractive they are also of huge biological importance. This superb book, in a sumptuous new edition, covers the lifecycle of these creatures, with information on anatomy, feeding, flight and breeding.
It then profiles some of the world’s best-loved and intriguing butterflies, moths and skippers, with a geographically-split directory of detailed entries, each containing useful identification summaries and quick-reference panels on distribution, habitat, food and wingspan. The book is illustrated with more than 750 exquisite artworks and photographs detailing characteristic features, wing patterns, genders, seasonal variations and caterpillars.
With expert and accessible text, it is the essential companion for butterfly and moth enthusiasts.
7. Gardening for Birds, Butterflies, and Bees: Everything you need to Know to Create a wildlife Habitat in your Backyard
Author: by Editors at Birds and Blooms
Published at: Reader's Digest (February 2, 2016)
Whether you’re installing a new garden bed or trying to attract orioles for the first time, it helps to start with the right information.And here it is! In this book, experts and readers from North America’s #1 Bird and Garden Magazine, Birds & Blooms, give their tried-and-true advice.
Attracting birds and butterflies has never been simplerplus you’ll get the latest tips and advice for supporting the dwindling bee population, which experts say is essential for the future of gardening. Inside this book, you’ll find irresistible plants for birds, butterflies, and bees, creative garden designs for year-round beauty, and our top plant lists to take the guesswork out of gardening.
Birds, butterflies and bees rely on plants, trees and shrubs to survive and thrive. That’s why doing your part for the environment by establishing critter-friendly areas in your own backyard is so crucial. This book, brought to you by the editors of Birds & Blooms magazine, can serve as your guide to attracting new visitors to your landscape.
8. The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly
Author: by Kylee Baumle
Published at: St. Lynn's Press (April 12, 2017)
Every fall, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to Central Mexico. West Coast populations make a similar though much shorter trip to coastal California. The National Wildlife Federation calls the monarch migration one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world.
Not long ago, monarchs numbered in the billions, but in the last 20 years their population has dropped by 90%, due to habitat loss from pesticides, modern farming practices, urban development and other human activity. An estimated one million acres of habitat are lost each year.
But today, an army of citizen scientists, students and gardeners is engaged in restoring this beloved pollinator’s habitat the wildflowers and milkweed and feeding corridors so that one of nature’s most beautiful creatures will still be there for generations to come.
And it starts in our own backyards. The Monarch showcases this magnificent butterfly with eye-popping photos, fun facts about a monarch’s life cycle, and things to know about the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem. Monarch enthusiast and nature blogger Kylee Baumle provides action projects for all ages, from planting milkweed and wildflowers to making butterfly watering stationsto volunteer activism.
9. Handbooks: Butterflies & Moths: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
Author: by David J. Carter
Published at: DK; 2nd edition (May 15, 2002)
With over 600 stunning, full-color photographs of over 500 species of butterflies and moths, this is the most beautiful and clear guide to the identification of these fantastic flying insects. Even an amateur enthusiast will be able to spot different species like an expert entomologist.
Each entry combines a precise description of the featured butterfly or moth species with annotated photographs to show its chief characteristics and distinguishing features, from ingenious camouflage to signature eyespots to distinctive larval forms and cocoon structures. It is accompanied by a map of the animal’s geographical range, as well as color-coded bands with at-a-glance facts specific to the species.
In addition to the species-by-species guide, the book contains a fascinating overview of this whole unique order of insects, from the habitats and plants they rely on to survive in the wild, to the details of their distinctive metamorphosis, to the ways ordinary people can distinguish between these similar-looking creatures.
10. Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects
Author: by The Xerces Society
Published at: Timber Press (March 23, 2016)
No matter the size or shape of your growing area, this will guide you through creating a butterfly-friendly space. Mother Earth News Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive.
This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. You will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You’ll also learn how to choose the right plants and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.
11. The Little Guide to Butterflies
Author: by Tom Frost
Published at: Quadrille Publishing (April 17, 2018)
Enter the secret world ofthe butterfly with this handy pocket guide. Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Little Guide to Butterflies offers a modern reference to identifying these glorious insects. Featuring 40 of the most distinctive butterflies from around the world, this book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to reconnect with nature, whether that”s when out walking or from the comfort of an armchair.
Each butterfly has been exquisitely illustrated by printmaker Tom Frost and is accompanied by all-important information including their habitat, distribution and wingspan, plus an interesting fact or fable. There is also an interactive spotter”s guide, where you can check off and note the date each time you spot a new butterfly.
12. The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect
Author: by Wendy Williams
Published at: Simon & Schuster (June 2, 2020)
In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creaturesthe butterflyshedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives.
Butterflies are one of the world’s most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we’ve encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place?
And what are their lives really like? In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these flying flowerscreatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for.
Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them.
13. Raising Butterflies in the Garden
Author: by Brenda Dziedzic
Published at: Firefly Books; Illustrated edition (August 20, 2019)
A guide to rearing butterflies and moths in a butterfly-friendly garden. This exciting title is for butterfly lovers and gardeners who not only want to create a butterfly-friendly garden, but also want to support butterflies and moths in order to maintain healthy populations.
Author Brenda Dziedzic noticed that there were far fewer butterflies around today than she saw in her childhood. Starting in her own garden she set out to learn why and what she could do to fix this. Raising Butterflies in the Garden is the outcome of what she learned about these fascinating insects and the native plants they depend on.
In this book, Dziedzic shares the vast experience she gained in helping butterflies thrive through all stages of life. She shows readers how they can do the same – no matter the time of year or the size of their property – by providing all of the information and practical guidance they need.
The book features more than 500 color photographs showing the life cycles of over 35 butterfles and moths – from egg to adult – as well as the host and nectar plants they rely on. Each profiled species also includes a North American range map.
14. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by John L. Behler
Published at: Knopf; 1st edition (November 12, 1979)
The most comprehensive field guide available to the reptiles and amphibians of North America-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 600 full-color identification photographs organized for quick access, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians is the perfect companion in the field.
This compact volume contains: Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families. A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
Examinations of metamorphosis, growth and longevity, and vocalization techniques. Practical advice on how to responsibly study reptiles and amphibians in the wild or care for them as pets.
15. The Life Cycles of Butterflies (From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies)
Author: by Judy Burris
Published at: STOREY PUBLISHING; 2007th edition (April 1, 2006)
For everyone who has ever marveled as a butterfly magically emerges from a chrysalis, this book is a treasure chest of amazing butterfly transformations. You are invited to experience the life cycles of common backyard butterflies in this unique collection of hundreds of stunning, full-color, up-close photos, all taken in a live garden setting.
Each butterfly is shown from start to maturity, with sequential photographs of the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and emerging butterfly. This richly visual guide to the life cycles of butterflies will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, gardeners, teachers, and families alike. This book has earned two national awards from Learning Magazine – (1) Teacher’s Choice Award for “Children’s Books” (2) Teacher’s Choice Award for “Product of Excellence for the Family.”
16. Dragonfly Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Magical Dragonflies and Beautiful Floral and Nature Patterns for Stress Relief and Relaxation
Author: by Coloring Book Cafe
Published at: Independently published (May 11, 2020)
Beautifully Detailed Dragonfly Designs: Enjoy Hours of Meditative Relaxation by Bringing to Life Magical Dragonflies, Floral and Nature Patterns Are you looking to let go of the day’s worries? Want a peaceful, new creative outlet? Do you enjoy losing yourself in the beauty of nature?
This exquisite adult coloring book from a best selling publisher of 100+ illustrated masterpieces is sure to relax and inspire you. As research shows that coloring calms anxiety, this Dragonfly Coloring Book is a wonderful tool to focus your mind and release your imagination.
The delightful images in this coloring book will provide hours of relaxation and creativity. These ready-to-color pages include a mixture of charming dragonflies and outdoor beauty – including ladybugs,frogs, ponds, butterflies, nature patterns, beautiful flowers and so much more!
In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life. “Dragonfly Coloring Book” features 25 original illustrations of stunning dragonflies and nature portraits, all gleaming with the promise of peace and serenity.