Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Few Nifty Field Guides {& Happy Belated Earth Day Too!}


I hope all you folks had a wonderful Earth Day and had a chance to get out to the great outdoors. :)

I was inspired by our friends over at Plant Trees, It's Self Defense to dig out the field guides that the hubby and I like to use on our outdoor travels and share them with our readers.

Flora

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the West by Gregory L. Tilford

The Wild, Wild Cookbook by Jean Craighead George

Trees in Canada by John Laird Farrar

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms

Old Man's Garden by Annora Brown

Poisonous Mushrooms of Canada: Including Other Inedible Fungi

Ontario Wildflowers: 101 Wayside Flowers by Linda Kershaw

The Forest Trees of Ontario by J.H. White

The Book of Swamp and Bog by John Eastman

Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada by George Barron

Native Trees of Canada

Ontario Weeds: Descriptions, Illustrations and Keys to Their Identification

Fauna

Birds of Algonquin Park

Mammals of Algonquin Park

Animal Tracks of the Great Lakes by Ian Sheldon

Bird Feathers: a Guide to North American Bird Species by David Scott & Casey McFarland

Mammals of Ontario by Tamara Eder

Birds of North America

{And an honourable mention goes to The Robin Hood Hand Book by Bill Kaysing for few identifications it has in it. It is more of an overall bushcraft book.}


Sláinte!

Laurel

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love "Old Man's Garden" it's such a gorgeous book of nature storytelling! My favourite part was the story of Old Man as a tree. Great list!

Cheers!
Sarah

hynafol said...

nice selection of books and the picture was lovely! =]

Bek said...

Great sounding list :) That Old Man's Garden book does look amazing, with lovely looking illustrations.

nefaeria said...

Thanks folks! :)

Medusae said...

Great resources - I'll have to get some of those so I can try to identify that alien goo fungus that grows around here, and also that one little bug I sometimes get in the house that looks like a little freakin CRAB. Miniscule brown bug with oversized crab claws. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
I've never known what they were but I don't like what I see! Yikes!
*shudder*