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BAT BASICS

BAT BASICS

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Separate Fact from Fiction with This Fun, Fascinating Guide

We need bats to eat mosquitoes, pollinate plants, and more. Karen Krebbs has been studying the world's only flying mammals for more than 35 years--and she's sharing her expertise with you. Learn the bat basics, such as how they use echolocation, why they hibernate, and what they eat. Then use the field guide section to identify common and important species to know.

Inside You'll Find

  • Bat myths debunked--they won't really fly in your hair or try to bite
  • Identification guide to 32 North American species
  • Instructions on how to bat-proof a house and what to do if you find a bat indoors
  • Projects, activities, and tips to help bats

    Get Bat Basics, and celebrate the amazing lives of bats!

  • BIRDS OF NEW YORK

    BIRDS OF NEW YORK

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    Learn to Identify Birds in New York!

    Make bird watching in New York even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in your area. This book features 120 species of New York birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

    BIRDS OF PREY OF THE NORTHEAST FIELD GUIDE

    BIRDS OF PREY OF THE NORTHEAST FIELD GUIDE

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    Identifying birds of prey is easier than ever!

    With this book, watching raptors is more enjoyable, informative and productive.

  • Only Northeast birds of prey - all of the hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, vultures and owls found in the Northeast
  • Organized for efficient use - species organized by group, then size from smallest to largest
  • Fact-filled information - accessible for beginners but informative for more experienced birders
  • Stunning photos - professional-quality sharpness and detail
  • Stan's Notes - naturalist information and interesting gee-whiz facts not found in other guides
  • Quick-Compare section - sketches, silhouettes and photos for side-by-side comparisons
  • Birds of the Northeast Quick Guide

    Birds of the Northeast Quick Guide

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    Your Quick Guide to Birds of the Northeast

    At the cabin, in the garden, or on a hike, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Stan Tekiela's best-selling bird field guides and featuring only Northeast birds, the booklet is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few birds at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

    BUTTERFLIES OF THE NORTHEAST

    BUTTERFLIES OF THE NORTHEAST

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    Your Quick Guide to Identifying Butterflies in the Northeast

    At the park, in the garden, or on a walk, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jaret C. Daniels' best-selling butterfly field guides, Butterflies of the Northeast features only species seen in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few butterflies at a time. The easy-to-use format and detailed photographs, with key markings of 116 species, help to ensure positive ID for even casual observers. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

    CANOEING & KAYAKING NEW YORK

    CANOEING & KAYAKING NEW YORK

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    Canoeing and Kayaking New York includes descriptions of 50 of the best trips on New York's dozens of rivers. Along with runs for both experienced paddlers and novices and profiles for both over-nighters and short, round-trip day paddles, this book contains all the information necessary for a safe, enjoyable trip. Kevin Stiegelmaier combines information about tides, river gauges, GPS waypoints, and maps with personal anecdotes, historical trivia, and descriptions of local plants and animals, sprinkled with a touch of humor.

    FISH OF NEW YORK

    FISH OF NEW YORK

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    Essential for every tackle box, beach bag, RV and cabin

    Make identifying New York fish easy and enjoyable

  • Detailed information about more than 75 species
  • Fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits and more
  • State and North American records
  • Inside information for easily locating fishing hotspots
  • Bonus resources such as where to get lake survey information and answers to frequently asked questions
  • FISH OF PENNSYLVANIA FIELD GUIDE

    FISH OF PENNSYLVANIA FIELD GUIDE

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    Essential for every tackle box, beach bag, RV and cabin

    Make identifying Pennsylvania fish easy and enjoyable

  • Detailed information about more than 75 species
  • Fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits and more
  • State and North American records
  • Inside information for easily locating fishing hotspots
  • Bonus resources such as where to get lake survey information and answers to frequently asked questions
  • INSECTS & BUGS OF NORTH AMERICA

    INSECTS & BUGS OF NORTH AMERICA

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    Your quick guide to identifying insects and bugs

    Get the perfect guide to insects and bugs of North America! Keep this tabbed booklet close at hand at home, at the park, on your camping trip, and for any outdoors adventure. Based on noted entomologist Jaret C. Daniels' popular Backyard Bugs guide and featuring 136 of the most common and important bugs to know, the booklet is organized by where the bugs are generally found--such as at lights or on flowers--and then by type for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by location and appearance, and view just a few species at a time. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know about ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, wasps, and more. Plus, the quick guide is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

    INVADERS OF THE GREAT LAKES

    INVADERS OF THE GREAT LAKES

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    Stop the Invasion!

    Invasive species have invaded the Great Lakes. They are poised to invade thousands of lakes, rivers and streams. Learn how to stop them. This handy guide spotlights 44 invaders and details how they live, grow, reproduce and spread. Armed with this knowledge, you can help protect our inland waters, keeping your favorite fishing spots and lakeshores healthy.

    Book Features:

    - 44 invasive species divided into three categories: invertebrates, plants and fish
    - How they impact you, your environment and the economy
    - Tips to stop aquatic hitchhikers and other information
    on how you can help
    - QR codes linking to web pages with even more details

    OUTDOOR SURVIVAL

    OUTDOOR SURVIVAL

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    Learn how to survive in the wilderness until help arrives

    You need one vital tool to stay alive in a dangerous situation: good information! So forget everything you think you've learned from your favorite survival shows on TV and the movies. Outdoor Survival skips the gimmicks and parlor tricks. It is a straightforward guide for the everyday person--who most likely won't have perfect conditions or expensive gear. Author Benjamin Sobieck served as editor for a survival magazine and lived through a weeklong wilderness survival situation, and he's sharing his expertise with you.

    In most real-world situations, the best strategy is to remain calm, sit tight, and wait for rescue. This guide covers everything that happens until help arrives. Learn some easy rules to remember, like 3-3-3 and S.T.O.P.--and why shelter, fire, and water are top priorities. Discover time-tested techniques for making yourself easier to find. Topics in this Adventure Skills Guide include everything from building a shelter and making a fire to surviving in a vehicle and administering first aid, as well as advice on knives, emergency kits, and more.

    Outdoor Survival provides the information you need in the simplest of terms. It's conveniently sized to keep in your glove box, backpack, or back pocket. Remember: You will survive, you will get home, and you will have a great story. The key is to use good information to keep you safe and alive.

    TREES OF NEW YORK FIELD GUIDE

    TREES OF NEW YORK FIELD GUIDE

    $10.00
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    Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this handy field guide, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 118 New York trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the information you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.

    Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this handy field guide, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 118 New York trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the information you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.

    WINTER WEED FINDER (P)

    WINTER WEED FINDER (P)

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    Key to identifying non-woody plants in late fall and winter by the dried structures that remain after frost, such as pods, dried flower heads, seed capsules, and burrs. Includes common native and naturalized herbs and native ferns. Area covered is the upper Midwest and eastern U.S. north of South Carolina, and eastern Canada. Illustrated with line drawings.