Get the latest updates from Only Passionate Curiosity send to your inbox. A field guide to squirrels? But they provide a great overview for a family vacation, enabling you to identify most of the creatures you’re likely to see. As the latter are going to be used, get dirty, maybe wet etc. 900 Corydon Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0Y4 Telephone: (204) 453-3182 Fax: (204) 477-5765 Email: info@thinktrees.org After considering all the variables, the three that ended up on the top of the list were: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American trees (Eastern Region) (NAS), Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Trees (PFG) and National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America (NWF). It’s a larger format book that, amid the typical species accounts, has great essays that put species groups, habitats and conservation issues in context. And there are even interesting citizen science projects around identifying the different katydid calls. i would love to use this one too. Where are plants? that guide on grasshoppers appears to be rich with information. Marine Life of the North Atlantic: Canada to New England by Andrew J. Martinez. -Sibley Field Guide to trees of NA I’d like to chime in for plants and mushrooms–Audubon’s Field Guide to Mushrooms is great, as is the Sibley Guide to Trees. I’m not sure I’d put the FG to Grasshoppers (which I have) or even dragonflies (I have the binocular and my local region versions) on a list before adding butterflies or moths. It’s amazing to me how much the kids can learn by walking away from their school books. My goal for this post was to show the diversity of field guides out there, from general overview to more specialized. Many of these are species you’ll see on national park visits. I purchase used copies, often Ex-Lib, to bounce around in my car. Brian Scott Fitzgerald I am seeing fewer and fewer birds around.. Some trees field guide books may be best used when identifying deciduous trees. This brand-new field guide to the trees of northern Europe contains some of the finest original tree illustrations ever produced. You may unsubscribe at any time! Love the Sibley guide too! Leore Avidar – Creating and Selling Superpower – [Founder’s Field Guide, EP.3] Myguest today is Leore Avidar. To avoid confusion and possible climbing accidents, key terms are defined: Field Guide Terms Definitions (Other Terms in Use) Anchor Point A secure point, usually another tree, It’s the best 5 minutes you’ll spend on a Sunday afternoon. Here are ten recent favorites. Published by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Oh and my favorite online dichotomous key… https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/. I second the Beetles of North America!!!! (University Press of Florida). It’s a little cooler, but the leaves are changing, trees and plants are seeding, and there is so much life still to see before winter arrives! They also all feature dichotomous keys which is essential for any serious naturalist. I have tree guides, mushroom guides, wildflower guides, various general wildlife guides and even a weather guide book. I will have to check it out. -Lichens of North America by Brodo. Many are found in some of the most scenic and iconic landscapes in the United States. Several items on the list are geared towards the western states and not the entire US. Peterson’s field guide changed natural history and made birding a hobby anyone could enjoy. Roger Tory Peterson created the first modern field guide in 1934, Guide to the Birds. From memory I think it might be southern flying squirrel. I’m not sure if this is a small coffee table book or a field guide. If you know which type of trees you would like to study, this can be helpful in selecting a tree reference book. Fall Color Updates. More from Matthew. (And you can check out birder Tim Boucher’s favorite bird apps in our previous blog). I thought the addition of one of Crossley’s ID guides would have been nice like this one on Raptors: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9966.html Leaf shape, bud growth, bark, fowers, and cones should also be used. Thanks for your comment. Use the tips below to get started. There are now guides for shorebirds and raptors and even gulls. I have almost all versions of all Peterson Field thus overall I would recommend most Peterson Field Guides, Although the Kaufmann guides are good to. Obsessive birders race around just to notch the most sightings; at its most extreme, it seems to have very little to do with birds. Before that, naturalists relied on complicated scientific keys. Today, field guides exist in an almost mind-boggling variety, covering just about any flora or fauna you’d like to identify. Though it makes a nice addition to the coffee tables and bookshelves of hummingbird enthusiasts and general nature lovers, I sincerely hope that people won’t buy this book expecting an identification guide. The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada (Heyday Books) is wonderful because comprehensive on species, from trees to fungi to birds to plants — and because Laws is an artist, he teaches discernment so well, including how to key a plant. Simply a masterpiece. Lauren Brown’s Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter. Not one guide on plants, or fungi, or lichens, etc. The Most Awesome Warbler Field Guide Ever! I wish there were more volumes like this. Please note that all comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. This inexpensive guide covers more than 730 species and features a quick reference guide to help you more easily narrow down an unknown tree. In this guide, a tree is generally defned as a woody plant having one well-defned trunk and a The COVID-19 crisis is fundamentally changing our everyday lives, but it also vividly highlights how wildlife and the outdoors are essential for our wellbeing. -Butterflies of NA by Kaufman Many mammals are nocturnal or highly elusive, which can make keeping a “life list” very difficult (although even that doesn’t deter some enthusiasts). Think of this field guide like a book in beta: the more reader feedback, the better it will be. Best Tree Leaf Identification Series. No compatible plants, no insects. Tree Guide UK. It covers all the hummingbirds of the Americas, so it could serve as a guide when going to a hummingbird-rich hotspot like Southeast Arizona or Ecuador. We respect your privacy as outlined in our. I use it also when studying insects for painting! I own a few. An interesting list that doesn’t fully match the title. There are over 50 million Fraser fir trees growing on over 1,600 Christmas tree farms in western North Carolina. The Investor’s Field Guide is our weekly newsletter highlighting the best of our podcasts, a business or investing concept and the best of what we read that week. If you are just stumbling on this site, you can start reading from the beginning. Field Guides: Seashells. Say you’re heading on a family vacation to a national park. I went out this morning and sat by the pool…. of a tree alone, therefore, is not always the best guide for identifcation. Applies to more than Ohio. If you don’t mind extending the geographical coverage – and forgive my shameless self promotion – then Smithers’ Mammals of Southern Africa is aimed at serious mammal watchers; http://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/book/smithers-mammals-southern-africa-field-guide/9781770079137, and Wild Ways Southern Africa adds value to mammal sightings by describing and explaining behaviour; http://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/search/books?query=Wild+ways. It has sonograms next to many birds to see their calls. Here is a great list of particularly helpful general and a few extremely specific ones. https://blog.nature.org/science/2015/01/21/best-fieild-guides-birding-naturalist-wildlife-insects-fis… […]. By Lawrence M. Page and Brooks M. Burr. What a great post and great comments. Be aware that two trees of the same species can have different shapes. But squirrels are active and highly visible during the day. is a tree identification guide from the Arbor Day Foundation, featuring an easy-to-use, step-by-step process to identify nearly any tree in North America. Tiner Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States. Easily the best in its class. Save. BUT if I had to have or recommend only one field guide then it would be the Golden Field Guide to Birds by Robbins, Bruun and Zim. When I was in the pool yesterday… One bird flew over during my entire ¾ hour swim. Birds, wildflowers, mammals, reptiles? The list in the article/post is not about “nature” but just animals. This is because If you do it right, you can progress a lot faster throughout the game and maximize the potentials of your Commanders/armies.. etc. Etc. It is no secret that I have a slight obsession with field guides. I have and collect many field guides. That’s a new one for me. Field Guides: Trees. Crickets and katydids are the evening summer soundtrack for many of us. Choosing the best tree lights can be tricky, so take a look at our guide to LED lights. Bird of North America Golden Guide. And a squirrel guide! 10 / 11. Whatever the case, this book is the best source I’ve found to help you identify this amazing freshwater diversity. In one half hour I saw 3 birds… One was a bird of prey looking for the same thing I was looking for ..other birds… In this amount of time I could usually spot dozens of birds… It seems that the insect eaters are disappearing A couple years ago, it was enough for us to just go on a walk to see what we could see- to look at the flowers, and seeds and animals. Many of us with interest in less common groups of insects were drawn here through butterflies and before that with birds. All of life depends on the beings that turn sunlight into food. I love their curiosity, but I can’t tell the difference between trees or one crawling beetle from the next. I couldn’t find any in English, and we never did figure out what many of the proper names were for our favorite nature walk finds), National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists: Backyard Birds, Golden Field Guides: Birds of North America, Take-Along Guide: Wildflowers, Blooms, and Blossoms, Jeffrey Glassberg Field Guide Series: Wildflowers in the Field and Forest, The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-ups. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. By John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott & Thomas J. Walker (Comstock Publishing Associates). Heartbroken when I lost it! Looks like he could make a list for the eastern states as well as there are guides out there for both since many of the species are different from one coast to the other. I love Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity- this tome is very useful for identifying everything with six legs! There are so many field guides to choose from, and this list in part represents my own interests. Besides my emotional attachment to the book I used as a kid, it gives a good overview of all common North American species with distribution maps with each bird’s description to know what is in your part of the world. Mammals of California Those are just a few of my favourite ones but as for the serious aspect of this article here are what I call the best in their class although they are less field guide based and more manuals to be used on your own time outside of the field after specimens have been collected. National Wildlife Federation Nature Guide Apps. Once again important to note only for advanced/serious naturalists as it has 0 pictures unless you buy the accompanying illustrated guide. Shame on you! i would love to have it. Bring a tree field guide with you to help identify each one. We hope it will be enjoyable and useful in both identifying trees while on the trail and also in browsing through trees from the comfort of your own home. Written and Illustrated by Arbor Day Foundation.164 page guidebook.Step-by-step approach.Full color botanical illustrations.Identify 250 common trees in North America.Water resistant cover.Editorial ReviewsOne of the best, pocket-sized tree identification manuals.—Steve Nix, About.comThe new Arbor Day Foundation field guide is very user friendly.—Mark Herwig, Editor Pheasants Forever Magazine The book includes detailed information on the behavior you’re likely to see while observing the herds at Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley or a Rocky Mountain meadow. Diseases & Pests. (Kollath & Stensas Publishing). (notice all the explammation marks?). Finally not all the titles I put are exact and I may have spelling mistakes in authors names so sorry for that. Few people have spent as much time photographing and observing these critters as Jack Ballard, so the slim volumes are packed with useful details. Amazon.com. The smaller the creature the more important they are to mother nature’s food chain.. This post contains affiliate links. Even the “Life-Sized” claim doesn’t hold up, as illustrated by the tiny Rufous Hummingbird appearing larger than the enormous Sword-billed (which would have been a great candidate for a foldout). But it’s also a visual feast, creating a nice reference and a nice book to page through on a wintery evening. This book is easy to use by anyone who is generally familiar with tree identification and available in Eastern and Western US editions. And best of all, you can take pride in knowing more leaves than logos. I did a follow-up post with more field guide and nature reference picks: https://blog.nature.org/science/2017/01/24/ten-more-field-guides-references-serious-naturalist-wildlife-nature-books/, animal tracks and scat of California (covers all types of species … birds…insects…reptiles/amphibians… In addition to bison, the series includes guides to black bears, grizzlies, mountain lions, bighorn sheep and moose. -Also on another note my favourite books for wild edibles are easily The Foragers Harvest and Natures Garden by Thayer (could not recommend these enough for anyone interested in wild edibles) Our team of experts has selected the best wild plants field guides out of hundreds of models. Also really like yhe Crossley guide. I know some now prefer apps: they’re undoubtedly lighter and even allow you to hear bird songs. That is the most basic lesson in natural history of all. This massive tome is about as far from a handy field guide as you can get. I am sure many of us have multiple guides/references to help sort out confusing species. Jeffrey Glassberg Field Guide Series: Wildflowers in the Field and Forest. Another title I originally had — Princeton’s Carnivores of the World — uses field guide format. It’s not enough to see a bug- they want to know exactly what that bug is called, and what kind of a butterfly has black wings and what that animal is going to eat for dinner. This beautifully designed Explorer Field Guide contains comprehensive and fully illustrated information on 111 trees commonly seen in rural and urban areas of the United Kingdom and shows you how to identify them. Even for experienced birders, warblers are difficult to identify. Pick one and head to your nearest marsh. Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) The Eastern red cedar is actually not a cedar at all, but a member of the Juniper family, as the Latin name indicates. SUPERHERO alphabet and number packs for FREE! ER_09/Shutterstock. Sheri, in part what I hoped with the blog was to show new & different approaches. Dragonfly spotting has been called the new birding. (Falcon Guides). This guide can also help you identify any nymph to species level with phenomenal keys. By Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor & Sheri L. Williamson. There wasn’t enough room for every field guide. Summer is ending, but don’t rule out Nature Studies yet! What earned this one a place on this list is its novel approach – the hummingbirds are pictured life sized. love both the Sibley guides. These two were lifesavers during college! from their mature characteristics. There are “microfishers” who focus on minnows and other tiny fish, and “rough fishers” who seek out species of sucker and gar. Amateurs with an enthusiasm for dendrology will enjoy author Michael Wojtech's informative and accessible descriptions, which are accompanied by colorful detailed photographs that illustrate each species at varying phases of maturity. As well, very young trees have diferent forms, leaf stages, etc. I’m disappointed that neither of the Peterson Field Guides to Reptiles aren’t on here. This book illustrates less than 80% of the world’s hummingbird species, the rest (including extinct species) being covered in text only. I have received many great recommendations so may do another blog on more great field guides. This is another interesting approach from Falcon Guides: a field guide to individual species. So…it is a reference but also helps sort out a field sighting. -Dragonflies of NA by Needham (there is also a damselfly version) one of the best guides I’ve ever seen, although very hard to get ahold of and quite pricy (easily worth the price). My favorite field guide is Sibley’s Eastern Birds – my very used and tattered book is a testament to how much I carry it in the field, even when in my local haunts. Surely you know of one or two about plants? (Peterson Field Guides). Join 45,000 others in the “Inside the Episode” Newsletter i strongly believe that this field guide being from a practicing naturalist is rich with practical information on birds behavior. The pools are literally crystal clear What could be so difficult about identifying these backyard rodents? By Whit Bronaugh. The Sibley Guide to Trees. Other guide books may only include evergreen species, or it might list both. 🙂 If you’re going to add grasshoppers then why not FG’s to ants, beetles or to bees? This comprehensive book provides just about any view of the 56 North American warblers that you can imagine. Many are devoted to single taxa — excellent spiders, excellent bees, excellent shorebirds, for example — but then they also publish “introductions” to various features and processes of the landscape. Oak Trees: A Field Guide. Will definitely check some of these out. Those are my favorites, and as a park ranger in Maine, they’re all in use all the time. Other enthusiasts don’t even catch the fish – they observe them underwater via snorkeling. Once again these are just a select few there are tons out there for every order,family, genus or even just species. Missouri State Champion Trees. Millennial Invest has become something new. But I still prefer an old-fashioned paper field guide. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeastern Ohio. Forest Care. Tags: Our Nature Reads, Top 10, Traveling Naturalist, Matthew L. Miller is director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and editor of the Cool Green Science blog. No insects, no birds. Problem Plant Control. -Mosses of Northeast by McKnight Current titles are available for Shenandoah, Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone national parks, as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway. I am learning, but I am SO grateful for the many field guides available here. Field Guides: Flowers. A well organized, comprehensive guide. This one is full of […]. If you have varied interests, pretty soon you can have a whole library bogging down your daypack. Dec 11. The introduction contains illustrations of the main leaves, buds, and firs you are likely to find, and these provide the starting point for identification by leading you to a 'key' species. Expand your angling horizons and start seeking out the native fish in your area – all far more fascinating than stocked hatchery fish. It would behoove us to at least know what is of use to our local ecology and what is not. DK’s Smithsonian Handbook: Shells Welcome to The Investor's Field Guide. It is simply amazing though and the best in its class for proficient ID. Thanks Eve. SHAPE: Is the tree’s crown (the leafy part) round, pointy, or conical (cone-shaped)? Field guides can be used to identify types of trees. Let me know your own favorites in the comments section. And I regularly carry/consult the western edition now. Now that the kids are older, all of our walks come with tons and tons of questions. BTW Don’t buy the “Squirrels of WESTERN North America” also published by Lone Pine as there is, wait for it, only one species difference between the two books. Check out our review of The Warbler Guide which is one of the best field guides I have ever seen. It also includes space for notes on each sighting. Nomenclature associated with tree climbing and tree climbing equipment includes a number of commonly used terms. The Best Alternative Streaming Services You Can Still Try Out For Free. I hope there is another answer to what I have observed, but I have to think that the bottom of the food chain is not adapting to the drastic climate changes we are experiencing.. What field guides to insects of SE United States are available? The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior is my favorite since being a birder in Kenya i am interested in learning more about bird behavior. I’d just as soon leave binoculars and camera at home than head afield without field guides. There are a number of excellent dragonfly spotting guides. Tree Care. But it is a complete reference (and check list) of the species you’d commonly track on life lists: birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fish, butterflies and dragonflies. With there being so many species of arthropods in the world, you really need a good field guide that focuses in on a particular order, such as beetles, dragonflies, butterflies. Get Back to Nature . What I like about this approach is that it encourages park visitors to stop and observe, rather than snap that bison photo and rush onto the next sighting. Mammal tracks & Sign, citizen science projects around identifying the different katydid calls, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9966.html, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10218.html, Is Mammal Watching the Next Birding? With a graceful spreading canopy, exceptionally hard wood, and an inescapable air of dominance, an oak is what most kindergarteners draw when someone says “tree.” What Tree Is That? Trees Work. I also like the new Beetle book that’s out: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10218.html. -Forest plants of central Ontario by Chambers (pretty region specific) Golden Field Guides: Birds of North America. The Sibley Guide to Trees. The California Natural History Guides (UC Press) are the most amazing collection of field guides! Most “serious” naturalists wouldn’t bother with the Falcon or Lone Pine guides as they are usually far too general. It’s a guide to what birds do, encouraging observation of behavior and habits. -Beetles of NA by Evans Larry O. Rosche and Judy Semroc. Building the right talent paths for your Commanders in Rise of Kingdoms is absolutely one of the hardest things to do. What field guides do you bring? It represents a useful new approach to birding guides – comprehensive and specific guides that help birders identify particularly difficult groups of birds. The Eastern Edition generally covers... National Audubon Society FieldGuide to North American Trees: Western Region. Butterflies of the East Coast is one of my favorites. | Cool Green Science, http://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/book/smithers-mammals-southern-africa-field-guide/9781770079137, http://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/search/books?query=Wild+ways, https://blog.nature.org/science/2017/01/24/ten-more-field-guides-references-serious-naturalist-wildlife-nature-books/. This guide – a companion to the popular Sibley Guide to Birds – offers a remedy. The Trophy Cam HD E2 from Bushnell is a reliable, robust, and easy to use trail camera that incorporates plenty of top tier features while providing exceptional value for money. Although I use some apps in the field, like Ibird, I still love the field of having the physical book with me and carry a small rubbermaid tub in my car that has most of the field guides that I use on a regular basis. Love the Sibley. I doubt many carry it on a trip, but it would be a help in sorting out, say, a confusing mongoose sighting. It has some simple yet effective summary pages showing many birds of a particular group. At the other end of the pricing spectrum lies the slightly older (but still useful) Field Guide to … So if you are going to find the best-ever, you better have a plan and you better start early. Field Guide A guide to the gadgets, and how to make them work for you. Stunning photography. This premier field guide features all characteristics-tree shape, bark, leaf, flower, fruit and twig-for quick identification, making it a superior choice for trail walks, creating displays, and scientific or … If you’ve reached that point in your birding career, these guides can be indispensable. BUT if I had to have or recommend only one field guide then it would be the Golden Field Guide to Birds by Robbins, Bruun and Zim. (Flora of alberta by moss is similar in quality but specific to AB region Timber Sales. The gurus talk about how life in the oceans is impacted by changes of 1 or 2 degrees… The insect size creatures around us in Arizona are impacted by recent climate changes of 10 degrees or more… Their eastern guide has more detail, but the Birds Golden Guide is much more simplistic and can be a useful beginner guide, especially for children. For birders, Dragonflies through Binoculars applies bird ID techniques to dragonflies. Actually the North American squirrel family – which includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, chipmunks, prairie dogs and marmots – represents 35 species. I am in a position to see things that others might not notice… I love paging through the (often beautiful) illustrations, using the books not only to identify species but to plan future adventures. The Beginning And there simply wasn’t space to cover the full range of options. Buy on Amazon. I grew up with a Stokes Field Guide to Birds of North America. Tree Growth Info. Bark is an excellent field guide to trees of the northeastern United States. I find the photography of the Audubon field guides especially helpful as either a primary or secondary (i.e., ‘adjunct’ or additional) field guide to those with sketches or drawings, e.g., Peterson, etc…. Begin identifying your tree by choosing the appropriate region below. So agree about the Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior! I do hope you follow up with more field guides. Also my collection is far away from where I am right now and I could easily write pages on the top guides/manuals. The oak is a leader of trees, a symbol of strength and endurance, and a generous host, with more than 600 known types. So you have many options to help identify these charismatic insects. Learn how your comment data is processed. Alton, NH & New Port Richey, FL. Leore is the co-founder and CEO of Lob, a company which makes it easy to send direct mail programmatically. They are a laminated 12 panel folding format, and are intended to present information about the animal and plant life in an accessible format. Most are represented by a single photo, including many species in which males and females are dramatically different. Thanks for the comment. By Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle. But it was always handy when someone unusual made an appearance in the back yard (like a peregrine falcon who had caught a pigeon and was eating it on a branch near the house!). Once again though very advanced and quite pricey. It’s great to show people on the trail what bird you’re looking at. Every state or ecoregion should have their own set of these guide books. We are on day 1! By Ann Simpson and Rob Simpson. Standard field guides just don’t have enough space to provide all the plumage variations and differences among juveniles and adults. Actually, I own 5 bird guides alone. Peterson’s Field Guide to Wildflowers (of Northeastern and North-central North America, Mckenney and Peterson), also their one to Trees and Shrubs (Petrides and Peterson). -Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes region by harding Illustrated by David Allen Sibley. If you’re serious about listing, it offers a useful, old-school format to track your sightings. (Knopf). 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