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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Easy guide to ID the nature all around from mushrooms to the moon

Ever wonder what that bug is that is creeping through the sunny window as cold weather approaches? Or what nut that squirrel is carrying across the parking lot? What about that persistent vine with purple berries that keeps climbing the fence? There is a new book that address all those questions and more.
Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest by Kenn Kaufman, Jeff Sayre, & Kimberly Kaufman

The only field guide to identify the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, rocks, and sky of the Midwest.

Even if you focus on wild birds, you are probably curious about other things in nature. This book is a quick reference to the world around you. Now you can look up that cool-looking mushroom, learn the name of that moth or butterfly or discover more about that wildflower with pretty bloom.

With authoritative yet broad coverage, nontechnical language, and more than two thousand color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in Michigan, or the area around.

And that bug I saw on the edge of the cat's water bowl was a Eastern Boxelder Bug (page 371). It invades homes in the fall looking for a place to overwinter. The nut all the squirrels seem to be going crazy for are ping pong sized Hickory nuts (page 127). And that creeping vine is Bittersweet Nightshade (page 165). Birds love the berries but they are toxic to humans. All the information about the nature around you contained in a single, easy to use field guide.

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