The patterns of nature are explored and explained in a field guide that serves to aid all nature lovers in their quest for understanding the diversity of the living world, covering more than two hundred different subjects divided into primary sections on Plants, Animals, and Habitats.
A one-of-a-kind, art-filled how-to guide geared to wildlife students and naturalists, based on the author's college coursePages from actual field notebooks clearly illustrate what works and whyHints and advice for outdoorspeople with even limited artistic skillsFor nature-lovers, birders, and students of wildlife and biology, keeping a field notebook is essential to accurately recording outdoor observations. This unique guide offers instruction on how to do it--what to look for, what information should be recorded and how to organize it, basic drawing skills using line and color, and incorporating maps and charts, as well as advice on equipment to take in the field and using conventional field guides. A colorful book that will teach and inspire.
Practical guidance on how to achieve a deeper level of nature observation From the co-founder of Primitive Pursuits, renowned nature awareness program Provides concrete tools for improving the depth and quality of outdoor experiences The Naturalist’s Companion fills an important void in outdoor education by teaching readers how to become more learned and patient observers and, ultimately, more proficient naturalists. Through exhaustive time in the field, author Dave Hall has developed a comprehensive understanding of nature awareness and refined his skills to enhance any time spent outdoors and to foster closer, more respectful encounters with wildlife. Through personal anecdotes and detailed explanations, Hall teaches the principles and ethics of stealth walking, calling, tracking, interpreting basic animal behavior, and much more. Each chapter concludes with a list of exercises, prompting readers to study and put these skills into use, while introductory sections discuss gear, safety, ethics, and thoughtful engagement. The Naturalist’s Companion will deepen readers’ connection with the outdoors and help them to establish and maintain consistent, intimate, and informed wildlife observations.
Become a more attentive observer and deepen your appreciation for the natural world. The unique five-year calendar format of The Naturalist’s Notebook helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, such as the first songbird you hear in spring, your first monarch butterfly sighting of summer, or the appearance of the northern lights. Biologist Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and best-selling author Bernd Heinrich teach nature lovers of all ages what to look for outdoors no matter where you live, using Heinrich’s classic illustrations as inspiration. As you jot down one observation a day, year after year, your collected field notes will serve as a valuable record of your piece of the planet. This deluxe book, with a three-piece case, gilt edges, a burgundy ribbon bookmark, and a belly band with gold foil stamping, is a perfect gift for all nature lovers.
Discover the fascinating world of the plants, animals and microorganisms that share your home. Read this book straight through or use it as a handy reference guide as you make new observations indoors. Thoughtful insights, interesting historical facts and beautiful drawings combine to make A Naturalist Indoors thoroughly enjoyable.
Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the ultimate all-in-one survival guide; filled to the brim with information on every aspect of outdoor life and adventure, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and more. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole -- the industry's leader in outdoor adventure -- this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving outdoors. Topics include: Orienteering Building an Outdoor Shelter Hunting and Tracking Animals Tying Knots Identifying Edible Plants and Berries Surviving in the Desert Fishing and Ice Fishing Canoeing, Kayaking, and White Water Rafting And so much more! Useful illustrations and photos throughout make it easy to browse and use. With contributions by the experts at the National Outdoor Leadership School as well as the editors of Stackpole's Discover Nature series, this book is the definitive, must-have reference for the great outdoors.
2011 National Outdoor Book Award for Nature Guidebook Are you ready for a black fly bite to get graphic, for a barred owl's call to take on new meaning, and for the life cycle of the eastern newt to suddenly seem complex, beautiful, and intricately bound to the subtle patterns of mysterious underwater landscapes and damp forest floors? Naturalist Mary Holland's new book Naturally Curious promises a walk in the woods will never be the same. Holland leads you through the New England seasons out-of-doors—through the sun, rain, and snow; along roadsides and wetlands; above underground burrows and under treetop nesting sites. With just a turn of the page you'll suddenly know more about the creatures that frequent your backyard or the pond you visit every summer than you ever thought possible. Naturally Curious perfectly melds practical field guide with informal nature literature, providing you the remarkable opportunity to sit back, relax, and learn something fascinating about the natural world around you.