Books

Critters of Michigan Pocket Guide
By Wildlife Forever

A series of state-by-state pocket guides designed for kids but useful for anyone wanting concise information on 50 of Michigan’s “critters” including birds and mammals. Inside each Critters book, you’ll find:

  • A large, professional-quality, full-color photo of each critter
  • Important information such as size, habitat, range, food, predators, description, gestation, number of young and more
  • A fun fact section about each critter
  • Diagrams of what each critter’s tracks look like, how big they are and how they appear when the critter is moving
  • “Wild Words” glossary

126 pages | 4″ x 6″ | softcover $5.95

 


Fish of Michigan Field Guide
By Dave Bosanko

Impress your fishing buddies with the Fish of Michigan Field Guide. The fact-filled book includes detailed, accurate illustrations and quick comparisons for easily identifying the fish you catch. State-specific data on range, habitat and migrations supplement the fascinating information presented for each species of fish. Plus, the convenient size and the waterproof pages make this field guide safe to take with you on shore, in the boat or on the dock.

176 pages | 4-3/8″ x 6″ | softcover $13.95


Birds of Michigan Field Guide, 2nd Edition
By Stan Tekiela

Contains:

  • 112 species (only Michigan birds!)
  • Easy-to-use color guide. See a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section!
  • Fact-filled, containing the information you want to know.
  • Contains range maps showing where in Michigan to find the birds in summer, winter, all year or during migration.
  • Full-page photos with corresponding full-page descriptions.
  • Stan’s Notes include naturalist information and interesting gee-whiz facts.

293 pages | 4-3/8″ x 6″ | softcover $12.95


Wildflowers of Michigan – Field Guide
ByStan Tekiela
$16.95

This is your guide to 200 of Michigan’s beautiful flowers. Full-page photos and fascinating descriptions make this a great guide for beginners and a terrific gift. The material is easily understood by those with no botanical background, but it also includes important, accurate information useful to those more familiar with plants. This user-friendly field guide is organized by color and size for simple identification of unfamiliar species.

Soft cover, 428 pages.


Mammals of Michigan Field Guide
By Stan Tekiela

This field guide includes all of the mammals in Michigan from mice to moose, as well as features you won’t find in other mammal field guides:

  • Only Michigan-specific mammals, and all of them
  • Great photos: full page and smaller insets showing morphs and juveniles
  • Tracks, both individually and in patterns
  • Information on food, habitat, young, size and more
  • Range information, just for Michigan

311 pages | 4-3/8″ x 6″ | softcover $14.95


Reptiles & Amphibians of Michigan Field Guide
By Stan Tekiela

This book and CD set is the new standard for reptile and amphibian field guides!

Book Features:

  • Large photo of every reptile and amphibian in Michigan
  • Different sections for turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs and toads

CD Features:

  • Quality digital recordings of the frogs and toads with Stan’s tips for identifying by sound
  • Sections for learning the sounds and practicing identification

5-1/4″ x 8″ package | 4-3/8″ x 6″ book
173 pages | softcover $14.95


Trees of Michigan Field Guide
By Stan Tekiela

You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate trees. This field guide contains everything you’ll want to know, including full-page photos and detailed information about 105 species of Michigan trees, including each tree’s leaves or needles, bark, mature size, fall color, state-specific range map and more.

234 pages | 4-3/8″ x 6″ | softcover $12.95

 


Dragonflies of the North Woods
By Kurt Mead

Published by Kollath-Stensaas Publishing;
Distributed by Adventure Publications

This comprehensive reference guide will introduce you to all 103 species of North Woods dragonflies and some common damselflies. It’s the first guide exclusively for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and northwestern Ontario. Here is some of the fascinating knowledge you’ll gain about the “winged dragons”:

  • The common Green Darner makes a 1,000-mile migration to the southern United States.
  • The Dragonhunter is a dragonfly so fierce, it eats large butterflies and even other dragonflies!

2004 National Outdoor Book Award Winner

200 color photos | 214 pages
4-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ | softcover $18.95


Nature Log Kids
By DeAnna Brandt

Nature Log Kids is a journal in which youngsters 5–12 can record their encounters with nature! There are two full “Log” pages to write about and draw the birds, animals, bugs or plants they see. Also included are pages to paste photos, postcards, feathers found on the ground or do a little artwork!

64 pages | 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ | wire spiral $8.95

 


Bird Log Kids
By DeAnna Brandt

Bird Log Kids is a journal in which youngsters 5–12 can record their encounters with birds! There are two full “Log” pages to write about and draw the birds they see. Also included are pages to paste photos, postcards, feathers found on the ground or do a little artwork! The “Bird Parts” and “Common Words” pages teach about and identify individual species. A two-page “Life List” provides enough space to log in 30 different birds!

80 pages | 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ | wire spiral $9.95


Nature Smart: A Family Guide to Nature (Midwestern & Eastern)
A Family Guide to Nature (Midwestern & Eastern)
By Stan Tekiela and Karen Shanberg

Nature Smart is loaded with lots of “gee-whiz” facts about bugs, mammals, rocks, clouds, plants and more. A basic introduction to the type of nature being discussed, a question-answer format about some of nature’s curiosities and specific illustrations and descriptions of more than 170 species make for a comprehensive family guide.

300 pages | 7″ x 9″ | softcover $17.95

 


Landscaping for Wildlife

Packed with color photos and diagrams, this guide will show you how to attract wildlife to your property using inexpensive, easy-to-follow landscaping plans. Attract everything from butterflies to deer, cardinals to wood ducks.

Price: $10.95
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Year: 1994
Pages: 150
Other: Spiral

 


Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality

Full title: Lakescaping for Wildlife & Water Quality. Tired of mowing grass when you head up to your lake cabin? Learn how to landscape your shoreline property to prevent shoreline erosion, restore wildlife habitat, wildflowers and clean water. This book will show you the way to design your area for increased enjoyment of your lakeside or riverside getaway. Packed 20 per carton.

Price: $19.95
Publisher:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Year: 1999
Pages: 176
Other: Spiral


Wild About Birds

Feed the birds with this excellent guide designed to increase the number of species using your feeder. This, the third book by Carroll Henderson, includes workshop basics for construction of 26 different feeders and tips on 44 types of food, plus detailed descriptions and photos of almost all the feeder-using species east of the Rocky Mountains. Over 425 color photos.

Price: $19.95
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Year: 1995
Pages: 288
Other: Spiral


Woodworking for Wildlife

Full-color, spiral-bound book includes diagrams for building bird houses, nest boxes and platforms to attract and keep your favorite wildlife coming back to your property. Features 50 species of birds and mammals. After more than 20 years, a new edition of this book is currently being produced by the Department of Natural Resources for release in early 2009.

Price: $14.95
Publisher: Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources
Year: 1992
Pages: 112
Other: Spiral



By Roger Tory Peterson
The Peterson First Guide to Birds features:

  • 188 common and conspicuous birds of North America
  • Full-color illustrations and a clear, precise description of each bird
  • The Peterson Identification System, which uses arrows on the illustrations and italics in the descriptions to show you exactly what to look for

$5.95



By Michael Filisky

The Peterson First Guide to Fishes features:

  • 220 common and conspicuous fishes of North America
  • Full-color illustrations and a clear, precise description of each fish
  • The Peterson Identification System, which uses arrows on the illustrations and italics in the descriptions to show you exactly what to look for

$5.95



BUILDING A BACKYARD BIRD HABITAT
Scott Shalaway (128 pages) STK

Birding expert Scott Shalaway offers practical and easy-to-follow information on how to create a backyard habitat that will attract a variety of birds throughout the year: cardinals, orioles, chickadees, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, goldfinches, and more. Included are details on setting up feeders that work and stocking them with food birds want to eat; selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs to attract a variety of species; building and maintaining safe and user-friendly nest boxes; and creating winter shelters and seasonal feeding stations; as well as advice on planting “ghost trees,” discouraging predators and pests, keeping a journal, and identifying birds by sound.
$16.95


Stokes Butterfly Book
$12.95
By Don and Lillian Stokes

Attract butterflies! This is the complete guide to butterfly gardening, identification, and behavior.
THIS BOOK INCLUDES:

  • More than 140 stunning color photographs of butterflies in all of their life stages.
  • How to plan a butterfly garden. Shows two sample butterfly garden plans with complete lists of the plants that attract butterflies and the plants that their larvae feed on.
  • Covers 63 of the most common North American species of butterfly with beautiful identification photos, range maps, and information on their fascinating lives and behaviors.
  • Includes photographic guide to caterpillars
  • Additional chapters cover the life cycle of a butterfly, butterfly colors, butterfly courtship and other behaviors, and how to rear butterflies.

96 pages. 8 1/2 x 11 inches.



A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds
Thomas R. Biebighauser $2.00

A vernal pond makes an excellent outdoor classroom. Students can enjoy catching frogs, toads, salamanders, and invertebrates while learning important facts about these disappearing ecosystems. Vernal ponds, otherwise known as ephemeral wetlands, do not contain fish yet provide critical habitat to wood frogs, spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp, and many other species.

It is now possible to make a vernal pond on a school ground that provides habitat for amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and many plant species. The USDA Forest Service, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., and the Izaak Walton League of America are pleased to announce the publication of A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds. This easy to understand book contains techniques that the teacher, suburban homeowner, public land steward, and private landowner may use to establish vernal ponds.



Worms Eat My Garbage: How to setup & maintain a vermicomposting system

The definitive guide to vermicomposting–a process using redworms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich food for plants. Provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized, the author has worked with worms for nearly three decades. Topics include different bins, what kind of worms to use, sex life of a worm, preparing worm beddings, how to meet the needs of the worms, what kinds of foods to feed the worms, harvesting worms, and making potting soil from the vermicompost produced. Second edition.

Author: Mary Appelhof

Level: Grade 5 through adult

Specs: Paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 162p, 50 illus by Mary Frances Fenton. Glossary, index, 63p bibliography, 24 annotated references. Flower Press.
$6.95



Trees & Building Sites: Proceedings of the Tree and Buildings Conference

Edited by Dan Neely and Gary Watson, this publication contains the latest in research and management practices from experts around the world.

The conference, held at The Morton Arboretum, was the first of its kind in the United States.

The proceedings include information on construction injury effects on tree health; mitigating tree and soil damage; building and infrastructure damage by trees; innovative site management practices and building designs; and progressive tree preservation ordinances.

$12.95



A Field Guide to Great Lakes Costal Plants, Walter Hoagman, $7.95



Butterflies of the North Woods, Larry Weber, $14.95



The Bat House Builder’s Handbook
By Merlin D. Tuttle and Donna L. Hensley,
$9.00


Nature from your backdoor, Glenn Dudderar , $9.00

 


A Call from the Country, Kensinger Jones and Alice Guseman Jones, $11.95


Country Poems and other stuff, Carl McIlvain, $10.00


Publications from Bird Watcher’s Digest
All publications $4.50 each


Enjoying Bird Feeding More BookletJulie Zickefoose
(DM335)
Enjoying Bird Feeding More perfectly illustrates for your employees and customers how to set up a feeding station. It includes a great feeding chart so you and your customers can choose the proper food for each species. It also answers bird feeding questions and explains seed types and suet.

 


Backyard Bird Identification BookletBill Thompson III
(DM345)
Our #1 best seller. It includes more than 90 photos, with more than 80 of birds most commonly found in backyards of the eastern and western U.S. The Key info: ranges, food preferences, step by step ID tips, etc. Great starter guide for the beginning backyard bird watcher.

 


Enjoying Hummingbirds More BookletNancy Newfield
(DM532)
The hummingbird is the top bird for introducing customers to bird watching. We provide timely info; your store can translate that into sales. This booklet is great as part of a hummingbird starter kit or gift basket and includes great info on hummingbird-friendly plants, trees, and flowers.

 


Enjoying Bluebirds More BookletJulie Zickefoose
(DM315)
Enjoying Bluebirds More is the step by step manual for the bluebird landlord. Each of your customers that buys a bluebird house must have this booklet. It will help ensure success. Key info: How to pick a good house, how to set it up, what you’ll see from day 1 to day 30, why a pole with a baffles is your best bet for setting up your house, and a how-to troubleshooting chart.

 


A Guide to Bird Homes BookletScott Shalaway
(DM355)
Here’s what you need to know about cavity nesters. Bluebirds and martins are the best known examples, but others include nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers, starlings, kestrels, wood ducks (and other duck species), wrens and the dreaded house sparrow. This booklet illustrates what is needed to make the process work for you and for your customers.

 


Enjoying Purple Martins More BookletRichard Wolinski
(DM325)
Buying a martin house is a big step–and can be expensive one! This booklet highlights the key factors determining success for martin landlords, including habitat, common mistakes, housing traits, etc. Includes a troubleshooting chart. Martins enthuiasts are just as devoted as hummingbird enthusiasts.

 


Creating Your Water Garden BookletRichard Koogle
(DM435)
This fast growing category inspired a concise, objective booklet filled with pertinent content that will have your customers begging for their own water garden. Plant charts, suggestions on fish, troubleshooting info–it’s all here. Makes a great giveaway/loaner to your best prospects. If they like what they read, you’ll be seeing green(backs!).

 


Enjoying Butterflies More BookletJeffrey Glassberg
(DM365)
This is the best, most concise booklet on the market. It includes fantastic photos and key info on the plants that butterflies (and caterpillars) prefer. It is perfect for the store that wishes to market bird- and butterfly-friendly habitat.

 


Understanding Bats BookletKim Williams and Rob Mies
(DM395)
Our West Nile Virus Special! Bats are proven to eat 2,000-3,000 mosquitoes per night. Many consumers are honing in on this fact, driving the demand for bat houses and bat information to new heights. You can take advantage of this fact by selling this guide to your customers.

 


Creating Your Backyard Bird Garden BookletDavid B. Donnelly
(DM405)
Creating Your Backyard Bird Garden supplies the perfect blueprint for combining bird feeding with the ideal habitat for your customers’ backyard visitors. Each bird or butterfly garden sold will mean significant revenue for your store. If yours is a bird store, you can still supply the latest and best bird gardening info for your customers.