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Butterflies of Illinois

Butterflies of Illinois: A Guide to Common and Notable Species
ISBN: 978-1-943334-86-5
Authors:  Marc C. Minno and Jeffrey E. Belth

Butterflies of Illinois: The Prairie State has many interesting natural communities to explore, including rich hardwood forests, prairies, old fields, fens, bogs, marshes, swamps, and, along the shore of Lake Michigan, dune habitats.  The butterflies of Illinois are a mix of southern, midwestern, and northern species.  A total of 101 species of butterflies and 59 species of their close relatives, the skippers, have been found in the state.

Beautifully illustrated are 58 species of butterflies and 26 species of skippers, and their caterpillars, found in Illinois.  Ideal for the field, this folding, waterproof guide features color photos of the butterflies and caterpillars in a side-by-side format. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Pipevine Swallowtail is illustrated.

Featured are some familiar butterflies such as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, and Monarch, as well as less well-known species such as the Falcate Orangetip, Olympia Marble, Harvester, and Baltimore Checkerspot.

Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.

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Butterflies of Indiana

Butterflies of Indiana: A Guide to Common and Notable Species
ISBN: 978-1-943334-87-2
Authors:  Marc C. Minno and Jeffrey E. Belth

Butterflies of Indiana: The Hoosier State has many interesting natural communities to explore, including rich hardwood forests, prairies, old fields, fens, marshes, swamps, and, along the shore of Lake Michigan, dune habitats.  The butterflies of Indiana are a mix of southern, midwestern, and northern species.  A total of 95 species of butterflies and 54 species of their close relatives, the skippers, have been found in the state.

Beautifully illustrated are 58 species of butterflies and 26 species of skippers, and their caterpillars, found in Indiana.  Ideal for the field, this folding, waterproof guide features color photos of the butterflies and caterpillars in a side-by-side format. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Pipevine Swallowtail is illustrated.

Featured are some familiar butterflies such as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, and Monarch, as well as less well-known species such as the Falcate Orangetip, Olympia Marble, Harvester, and Baltimore Checkerspot.

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Butterflies of Ohio

Butterflies of Ohio: A Guide to Common and Notable Species
ISBN: 978-1-943334-85-8
Authors:  Marc C. Minno and Jeffrey E. Belth

Butterflies of Ohio: The Buckeye State has many interesting natural communities to explore, including rich hardwood forests, prairies, old fields, fens, bogs, marshes, swamps, and along the shore of Lake Erie, dune habitats.  The butterflies of Ohio are a mix of southern, midwestern, and northern species.  A total of 94 species of butterflies and 52 species of their close relatives, the skippers, have been found in the state.

Beautifully illustrated are 58 species of butterflies and 26 species of skippers, and their caterpillars, found in Ohio.  Ideal for the field, this folding, waterproof guide features color photos of the butterflies and caterpillars in a side-by-side format. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Pipevine Swallowtail is illustrated.

Featured are some familiar butterflies such as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, and Monarch, as well as less well-known species such as the Falcate Orangetip, Olympia Marble, Harvester, and Baltimore Checkerspot.

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Mammals of Arizona

Mammals of Arizona: Tracks, Scats and Signs
A Guide to Identification in the Wild
ISBN: 978-1-943334-82-7
Author: James C. Halfpenny

The wild mammals of Arizona are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from deserts to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of the Great Basin

Mammals of the Great Basin—Nevada and Utah: Tracks, Scats and Signs
A Guide to Identification in the Wild
ISBN: 978-1-943334-83-4
Author: James C. Halfpenny

The wild mammals of the Great Basin are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from deserts to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of Southern California

Mammals of Southern California: Tracks, Scats and Signs
A Guide to Identification in the Wild
ISBN: 978-1-943334-84-1
Author: James C. Halfpenny

The wild mammals of southern California are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from deserts to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States

Mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States: Tracks, Scats and Signs
A Guide to Identification in the Wild
ISBN: 978-1-943334-81-0
Author: James C. Halfpenny

The wild mammals of the Mid-Atlantic are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from ocean shores to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of New England

Mammals of New England: Tracks, Scats and Signs
A Guide to Identification in the Wild
ISBN: 978-1-943334-81-0
Author: James C. Halfpenny

The wild mammals of New England are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from forests, to shores edges to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Birds of New Mexico

Birds of New Mexico
ISBN: 978-1-943334-76-6
Author: Greg R. Homel

The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of New Mexico, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of New Mexico.

Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter—day or night—within the guide’s impressive area of coverage. Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to “make sense of it all”—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion for visitors and residents alike, on all regional outings.

Whether you’re seeking three species of rosy-finches atop Sandia Peak above Albuquerque; on a quest to marvel at the world famous aggregations of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese at Bosque del Apache NWR; chasing spring migrants along the flood plane of the Rio Grande; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, state and national parks—such as Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon or White Sands National Monument; or combining birding with sightseeing or business at any season, you’ll be glad to have this booklet.

This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any visit to New Mexico and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Santa Fe garden, on a family vacation to Taos, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Land of Enchantment.

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Tracks, Scats & Signs of the Great Lakes—MI, MN, WI

Tracks, Scats & Signs of the Great Lakes—MI, MN, WI
ISBN: 978-1-943334-74-2
Author: James C. Halfpenny

The wild mammals of the Great Lakes are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from grasslands, to forests to lake shore edges. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification.

Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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