Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America


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.

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America


Author: Jim P. Brock,Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618768264
Category: Nature
Page: 391
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The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information - Follows the latest classification, recognizing more than forty additional species - Includes four new color plates of Mexican-border rarities - More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses - Pictorial table of contents - Convenient one-page index - Range maps on text pages

Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America


Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618574230
Category: Nature
Page: 391
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Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England


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.

Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals of North America


Author: Nora Bowers,Rick Bowers,Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618951888
Category: Nature
Page: 351
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Now with a new lower price and a new ISBN, the Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals invites nature lovers to discover North America's wild animals This comprehensive guide treats every species of wild mammal found north of the Mexican border, from squirrels and chipmunks to grizzly bears and jaguars as well as those in offshore waters. More than 1,200 photographs have been digitally edited to show correct sizes, comparative colors, and the field marks necessary for identification in the wild. With each title in the distinguished Kaufman Field Guide series, Kenn Kaufman engages and educates naturalists of all ages and skill levels about the wonders of nature. In Mammals of North America, the format has been designed for easy field use, with illustrations, maps, and text arranged side by side. Detailed range maps show where each species is common or rare. The authoritative text discusses the identification of these animals and the essential facts about their habitats and behavior. Hundreds of illustrations show tracks, dens, and other signs that we may notice even when the animals themselves are out of sight.

A field guide to advanced birding

birding challenges and how to approach them
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

A Field Guide to Western Butterflies


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.

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America


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.

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

Second Edition
Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400887771
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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A thoroughly revised edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative photographic field guide to North American butterflies This is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers all known species, beautifully illustrating them with 3,500 large, gorgeous color photographs—the very best images available. This second edition includes more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names. For most species, there are photographs of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants. All text is embedded in the photographs, allowing swift access in the field, and arrows point to field marks, showing you exactly what to look for. Detailed, same-page range maps include information about the number of broods in each area and where strays have been recorded. Color text boxes highlight information about habitat, caterpillar food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts. Also included are a quick visual index and a caterpillar food plant index. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see. A revised second edition of the most comprehensive photographic field guide to North American butterflies, featuring more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names Written by the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies Beautifully illustrated with 3,500 color photographs that show all known species, including views of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants for most species Authoritative text embedded in the photographs for swift access Detailed range maps Color text boxes that highlight information about habitat, food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts An invaluable tool for field identification

Caterpillars of Eastern North America

A Guide to Identification and Natural History
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

Butterflies Through Binoculars

A Field Guide to Butterflies in the Boston, New York, Washington Region
Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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For decades, bird watchers have delighted in the freedom and joy of nature armed only with binoculars and a good field guide. In more recent years, amateur naturalists have also turned their lenses to the world of butterflies, whose myriad species and fantastic shapes and colors offer an intriguing challenge to even the most seasoned birder. But while bird enthusiasts have always had the help of accurate and accessible handbooks, those observing butterflies have had no such advantage. Until now, that is.In this unique field guide, Jeffrey Glassberg has made butterfly watching a less frustrating and far more rewarding pastime, showing us how to find, identify, and enjoy the nearly 160 species that inhabit the Northeast. Butterflies Through Binoculars is the first butterfly guide to combine the immediacy and vividness of actual photographs of living butterflies with the traditional field guide format. While older guides cater to the collector, offering drawings that show the captured and mounted insect, this book shows butterflies in their natural poses and in the correct size relationship to related species. With Butterflies Through Binoculars in hand, the brilliant Tiger Swallowtail, the more dour Mourning Cloak, even the Rare Skipper itself will not elude identification by the beginning--or, for that matter, the more seasoned--observer. By focussing the guide on the Boston to Washington corridor, Glassberg has excluded the species from unrelated areas that have made older field guides so cumbersome. In addition, he provides entirely new field marks for butterfly identification, demonstrates how to identify subjects by way of the key characteristics butterflies are likely to display in their natural settings, shows how species can be recognized both from above and below, and explains how to differentiate between males and females.Besides being a handy guide to identification, Butterflies Through Binoculars also tells readers where to find particular species, giving a complete account of flight times, ranges, and seasonal patterns. Nine major locations for butterflying are described in great detail, and readers are directed to forty specific locations where uncommon--even rare--species can be found. And throughout the book, the basic natural history of each species is considered in a lively, readable fashion.For butterfly enthusiasts, for bird watchers who want to add a new dimension to their hobby, for anyone who is simply interested in exploring the wilds of their own back yard, Butterflies Through Binoculars will offer hours of delightful help and instruction.

A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America


Author: N.A
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 496
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Moths . . . has long been recognized as the most authoritative introduction to the moths of eastern North America. Intended for nonspecialists, but greatly appreciated by intermediate and advanced users, this book identifies and describes more than 1300 species in 59 families. The 1300 species, which include at least one in each of the 59 families present in the region, are those most likely to be encountered in eastern North America. Introductory chapters describe the anatomy and life cycle of moths and processes of collecting and preparing specimens. For each species, the book includes a description during the adult stage, the range as it was known in 1984, the flight season for adults, their relative abundance, and selected other information. Individual moths are portrayed from above, with wings extended, in 63 plates, many in color, while selected anatomical features, primarily wing shape and venation patterns, are illustrated in 76 black-and-white line drawings and photographs. Back and end matter includes a glossary of technical terms, generalized anatomical drawings, silhouettes of living moths at rest, and selected references and sources of additional information.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest


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.

Dragonflies through Binoculars

A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Author: Sidney W. Dunkle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199727292
Category: Nature
Page: 369
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Dragonfly watching is fast becoming an enjoyable and exciting hobby for many of those who love butterfly watching. This book picks up on that trend and brings it to the reader in an attractive and accessible format. A new addition to Oxford's acclaimed Butterflies through Binoculars series of field guides, Dragonflies through Binoculars allows for quick and easy identification of all the 300-plus species of dragonflies that have been found in the United States and Canada. In these well-illustrated pages, Sidney W. Dunkle answers any query the beginner or expert might have on the subject of dragonfly-watching on this continent--what kind of binoculars to buy, where to start looking for dragonflies, how to photograph these striking creatures, which clubs or societies to join, and so forth. Other important features for this handy field guide include detailed accounts of every species mentioned, useful information on habitats, explanations of mating rituals, full-color photographs of most of the species described, and range maps.

Butterflies of North America


Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402786204
Category: Nature
Page: 202
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Provides information on identifying, attracting, and observing butterflies, and identifies North American species.

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America


Author: Jim P. Brock,Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618768264
Category: Nature
Page: 391
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The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information - Follows the latest classification, recognizing more than forty additional species - Includes four new color plates of Mexican-border rarities - More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses - Pictorial table of contents - Convenient one-page index - Range maps on text pages

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America


Author: Seabrooke Leckie,David Beadle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544252063
Category: Nature
Page: 640
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Southeastern North America is home to an incredible variety of moths, from drab browns to bright yellows and pinks, the small and simple to the flashy or bizarrely shaped. Just a few are common house and garden pests; thousands more harmless species live hidden in woods and meadows. This comprehensive guide of more than 1,800 common species is the best tool for identifying and appreciating these ubiquitous insects. With helpful tips and techniques for observing moths, range maps and graphs showing when and where to see them, and keys to identifying even the tough species, the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America provides everything an amateur or experienced moth-watcher needs.

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America


Author: Amy Bartlett Wright,Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395911846
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Describes and illustrates 125 caterpillar species, together with an illustration of the adult butterfly, and includes advice on finding and raising caterpillars

Mammals of North America


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.

Butterflies of the Carolinas

Field Guide
Author: Jaret C. Daniels
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
ISBN: 9781591930075
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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Features photographs of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks, arranged by color, and including the spicebush swallowtail, tawny emperor, and golden-banded skipper.