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Birds of North Texas

Birds of North Texas is a 12-panel, folding, laminated, waterproof guide to the common and notable birds species of north Texas, including the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, south to about Waco and west toward Wichita Falls and other nearby areas.

The guide is geared toward the beginning to intermediate bird watcher or nature observer and provides some of the basic information helpful to identify the 123 species covered.

Each species is illustrated with a color photo, typically of a male, and contains basic information about the size of the bird, its habitat, identifying features and season to be expected. This handy guide will easily fit into a shirt pocket or glove compartment so you will always have the information with you.

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Hummingbirds of North America

Hummingbirds of North America is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the smallest, and some of the most colorful, popular, mysterious and alluring birds in North America—Hummingbirds. Over 100 stunning digital photographs depict every hummingbird species ever recorded in the United States and Canada. And just as importantly, each species is represented by a variety of images that show precisely which field marks to look for and how each may appear in the field at differing lighting angles.

Organized by region (Widespread, Eastern, Pacific States, Rockies and Montane West, Desert Southwest, U.S./Mexican Borderland, etc.), the guide sets users in the right direction by narrowing down the possibilities while answering the pivotal question: “Which hummingbirds occur in my region?” Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to make sense of it all—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion on all outings.

This affordable guide will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a home garden, on a family vacation, or a serious trip visiting all the best hummingbird hot spots within the United States and Canada.

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Insects of Texas

Not all kinds of cockroaches are household pests, some termites do not eat houses, and there are odd insects that are annoyingly challenging for a novice to categorize, since they are not as recognizable as beetles, wasps, moths, grasshoppers or dragonflies. This handy publication presents many of the smaller, and often confusing, groups of insects in convenient side-by-side comparisons so the differences between similar looking creatures are apparent.

Identification is the first step to understanding how predators, herbivores and scavengers fit into the ecosystem, and which are beneficial or of concern.

Whether you are an angler wanting to figure out the caddisflies and mayflies that fish eat, a gardener curious about the kinds of mantises, lacewings or other insects you find, or have seen your first scorpionfly, dobsonfly, barklouse or webspinner and just can’t place what it is, this waterproof, folding guide will help solve some of the mysteries.

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Night Sky: A Guide to Our Galaxy

An excellent introduction to the stars, constellations and nebulae that make up the visible sky at night. Nearly two-thirds of Americans no longer live in a place where the Milky Way, our home galaxy, is visible after dark. This guide not only shows you when it is visible, but also describes its major features and where to travel in order to see it.

The guide contains three maps showing the evening sky four months apart, covering the entire year. Major stars and constellations are shown in each along with the position of the Milky Way. Information is given for how to spot these features during the night and any time of year. A fourth map highlights specific details of the summer Milky Way, the most spectacular sight anyone can see without need of a telescope, or even binoculars, under naturally dark conditions.

In addition, we also provide a map of the United States showing where the darkest locations are and under what conditions the Milky Way and a sky full of stars are still visible. If you are planning a trip to a national park, where night sky programs, are some of the most popular programs offered to the public, or are looking to identify where the closest place to see a meteor shower or just enjoy the natural beauty of the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon, this guide provides what you are looking for.

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Wildlife of Texas - Tracks, Scats and Signs

How do you know wildlife is there if you don’t see it? This practical, educational guide is an excellent resource for interpreting the signs and clues that Texas wildlife has left behind. Great for outdoor and nature enthusiasts of all ages. This conveniently sized guide features color photographs of some common and elusive Texas mammal, reptile, bird, and amphibian species and their key identifiers most likely encountered — tracks, scat, or signs.

Common and scientific names, size dimensions of wildlife and tracks, and other field signs are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor adventures.

Authors: Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

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Raptors of Eastern North America

Raptors of Eastern North America contains over 120 color photos of all the raptors that occur east of the Rocky mountains in the United States and Canadian provinces. Multiple photos for many species show a variety of plumage conditions for males, females and different color morphs, upperside and underside flight views, as well as a number of different wing shapes for each species in flight. Perched birds are also shown.

Each species featured includes a short description of the physical features, its size, and preferred habitats. The status—seasonal frequency, resident or migrant, geographic breeding habitats—of each raptor within the range is also noted.

These guides differ from other similar products by the increased number of photos for each species, such as seven photos for Swainson’s Hawk. This laminated, waterproof, folding field guide is a must for anyone who wants to identify birds of prey anywhere in eastern North America—and they fit in your back pocket when you complete your ID conclusion. You’ve tried the rest; now try the best quick reference guides for North American raptors.

Author: Kevin Karlson

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Butterflies of North Texas

Butterflies of North Texas: This pocket-sized, waterproof guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that beautifully illustrates over 80 species of butterflies and most of their caterpillars found in northern Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Along with many of the more common species, several of the region’s most unique species are included: Pipevine and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails; Olympic Marble; Banded and White-M Hairstreak’s; Henry’s Elfin; Eastern Tailed-Blue; Gorgone Checkerspot; Hayhurst’s Scallopwing; and Cobweb, Crossline, Zabulon and Dusted skippers.

Common and scientific names, adult size, season when that can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed, making it ideal for field use. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

Authors: Roland “Ro” Wauer and Valerie G. Bugh

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Dragonflies of Texas

Dragonflies of Texas: People exploring nature in Southeast Texas can use this handy photographic field guide to identify common native dragonfly species. The Dragonflies in the guide are grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying text indicates size and type , and other characteristics of each Dragonfly.

The guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

The Dragonflies identified in Texas grow in a large area that includes Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, Jasper, Lufkin, Huntsville, Bryan, Brenham, La Grange, and many other nearby

Authors: James L. Lasswell and Forest L. Mitchell

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Wildflowers of North Texas

Wildflowers of North Texas: People exploring nature in North Texas can use this handy photographic field guide to identify 92 common native wildflower species. The flowers in the guide are grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying text indicates size, bloom period, and other characteristics of each plant. The guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

The plants identified in North Texas Wildflowers grow in a large area that includes Ft. Worth, Dallas, Denton, Abilene, Hillsboro, Wichita Falls, Sherman, Paris, Texarkana, and many other nearby places.

Author: Steven Schwartzman

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Trees of Central Texas

Trees of Central Texas: Trees are a key part of the habitat of a region and can give an area it’s unique character. This beautifully illustrated, waterproof pocket guide will help you get to know the most important native species that make up the habitat of the Texas hill country and surrounding areas.

Over 250 stunning illustrations — leaf shapes, fruits, nuts, berries, flowers and tree shapes — depict 54 of the most common native trees and cover the basics of tree identification.

Easy to understand text descriptions cover key info for each species. A section includes a brief, illustrated primer on how a tree grows and the anatomy of life inside the trunk. Designed as a quick, easy-to-carry reference for naturalists of all ages and education levels.

Author: Robert O. Brien

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Freshwater Fishes of Texas

Freshwater Fishes of Texas: Anglers and naturalists alike will want to use this handy field guide to identify any freshwater fish in Texas likely to be caught on hook-and-line.

The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat, geographical distribution and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use – durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

Authors: Joe Tomelleri and Craig Springer

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Bats of Western North America

Bats are one of the most unique and mysterious animals on earth. You may have feared them or have been fascinated by them. Either way, you have wanted to learn more. This is your chance. Their nocturnal habits make them difficult to photograph and document. However, this guide provides the expert and the novice alike the visual cues and scientific observations to identify bats from the Cascades Mountains to Chihuahuan Desert.

This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glove box, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

Author: Rob Miles

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Owls of North America

This comprehensive guide includes multiple photos of every owl found in North America, including some regional subspecies. Some species have up to six photos that show plumage variation, sexual differences and behavior, with 75 photos representing the 19 species of owls found in North America. Most other similar guides only show two or three photos of each species, which is why this guide is more helpful in field conditions. Accompanying text provides tips on how to identify each owl, including how they differ from other similar owls, as well as their calls and vocalizations. The ability to see similar owl species in side by side comparison is the key to your ID success, and this guide allows that to happen due to the foldable panels.

Nine species of nighthawks and nightjars are also shown at the end of this guide, with multiple photos showing nighthawks in flight for ID comparison. All nightjars found in North America are also shown here, with text explaining how each differs from the others. This waterproof guide is invaluable for your field identification of these two birds groups.

Author: Kevin T. Karlson

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Spiders of Texas

From Tarantulas to Meshweb Weavers, the spiders of Texas are varied and fascinating! Learn to recognize many of them with this durable laminated twelve-panel guide that folds up conveniently to fit in a pocket or pack. Perfect for the casual observer, gardener, homeowner or curious naturalist, it serves as both a general introduction and a useful reference. Colorful photographs illustrate 100 spider species, including several of both male and female, in side-by-side comparisons with descriptive text highlighting size, habitat, and web type. Representative webs are also shown, together with information about silk, venom and hunting techniques. A small section features other arachnids, such as the Vinegaroon, Scorpion, Harvestman and Tick.

Author: Valerie G. Bugh

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Snakes of North Texas

Snakes of North Texas: Identify that unexpected visitor in your yard or while out and about. Excellent for nature enthusiasts of all ages. It describes over 35 species of snakes found in North Texas, including 8 venomous snakes. The guide also features color photos that makes it ideal for field use.

Common and scientific names, average adult size, habitat, diet, and behavior are described. Tips on field identification and safety instructions are also discussed.

The guide’s 12 panels fold up into a handy pocket-size, sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

Author: Clint Pustejovsky

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