The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Eastern region

Author: John L. Bull

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679428527

Category: Nature

Page: 796

View: 2749

A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species

Author: James Halfpenny

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493022040

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 8844

See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby. Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize seventy Rocky Mountain species. An identification key, a glossary of tracking terms, and detailed instructions on how to document your finds are also included here. Easy-to-use scat and track measurements appear on each page, making this book especially field friendly and letting you know if a white tailed ptarmigan, a red fox, or even a black bear has been your way.

Scats and Tracks of the Northeast

A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species

Author: James Halfpenny,James Bruchac

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015168

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2119

See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Northeast will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby. Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize seventy Northeast species. An identification key, a glossary of tracking terms, and detailed instructions on how to document your finds are also included here. Easy-to-use scat and track measurements appear on each page, making this book especially field friendly and letting you know if a white tailed ptarmigan, a red fox, or even a black bear has been your way.

Wildflowers of the Mountain West

Author: Richard M. Anderson,Jay Dee Gunnell,Jerry L. Goodspeed

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874218969

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 5622

Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wildflower only to wonder what, exactly, they are looking at. Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a useful field guide that makes flower identification easy for the general outdoor enthusiast. Many available plant guides are too technical or cumbersome for non-specialists to embrace. Covering New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon, this book is perfect for the enthusiasts who has little botanical knowledge but would like to know more about the wildflowers they are seeing. Organized by flower color for easy reference, plant records include the common and scientific names, a description of typical characteristics, habitat information and distribution maps, look-alike species, color photographs, and informative commentary. In addition, the book provides a useful introduction to the Mountain West region, along with line drawings to illustrate basic flower parts, shapes, and arrangements; a glossary of common botanical terms; a quick search key; and an index. The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to bring along while hiking, backpacking, or biking, and stunning full color photographs make visual confirmation of flower type simple and straightforward.

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region

Timber Press Field Guide

Author: Vera Stucky Evenson,Denver Botanic Gardens

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695765

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 7742

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region describes more than 220 species of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms. Covering Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as adjacent areas in Montana and Idaho, it is jam-packed with helpful details, including keys for identification and a clear, color-coded layout. It is an essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes

North America

Author: Carter Rowell Gilbert,James David Williams

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 607

View: 5864

Covering both freshwater and saltwater species, this fully revised edition brings a new level of accuracy and usefulness to the original fishes field guide published over 20 years ago. Over 700 new full-color photographs, 286 black-and-white illustrations, and 637 maps combine to make this book the most comprehensive field guide available to the fishes of North America. •635 species covered in detail, with notes on 771 more •723 full-color identification photographs •286 black-and-white illustrations •Visual organization of species photographs by shape for easy identification •Range map for each species •Glossary of useful terms

Rocky Mountain Tree Finder

A Pocket Manual for Identifying Rocky Mountain Trees

Author: Tom Watts,Bridget Watts

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550299

Category: Nature

Page: 61

View: 9200

Learn to identify native trees by their leaves and needles in the Rocky Mountain region. Like other pocket guides from Nature Study Guild Publishers' Finder series, this book is organized as a dichotomous key. The key leads you step-by-step through a series of simple questions to arrive at the name of the tree. Area covered extends across the mountain West, from the Canadian Rockies on the north to the mountains of New Mexico and Arizona on the south, and across the Rockies and Great Basin, from the Black Hills on the east, to the eastern slopes of the Cascades on the west. New in the 2008 second edition: Scientific names updated. Range maps extended to include the Canadian Rockies. Metric measurements added.