A Year Across Maryland

Author: Bryan MacKay
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409399
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether you want to see snow geese and trumpeter swans pausing in their northward migration each March, or the mating "jubileeof polychaete worms during the new moon in May, A Year across Maryland offers valuable advice for the spontaneous adventurer and the serious planner alike.

Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains

Author: Oscar W. Gupton
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813921136
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Designed for those with no biological training, this volume is small enough to carry in the field. It uses a colour-coded system for the photographs, and contains 285 species of wildflowers from the floriferous nine-county section of Virginia.

Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Mid Atlantic

Author: Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781591860105
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the expert editors at Cool Springs Press, a series of regional bird books that love the outdoors as much as you do. “Patience is a virtue,” said no backyard bird ever. That’s why, when these busy creatures come flitting into view, you need to have your resources ready at a moment’s notice. Have you spent all this time mistaking Carolina Wrens for House Wrens? A forgivable error, but with the Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Mid-Atlantic, you’ll be pointing out those distinct upturned tails in no time. Each book in this series has been conveniently packaged in a field-sized 5”x8” format: large enough to showcase the gorgeous close-up photography within, but small enough to keep dependably at the ready. In this edition, each of the Mid-Atlantic region’s 80 most popular bird species gets its own page, complete with a concise description, preferred habitat, feeding and migration habits, and tips for attracting them to your bird feeders. Illustrated with colorful range maps, vibrant images, and a brilliant tabbed layout that helps you quickly search for birds by color, this portable field book will never again let that elusive Ruby-throated Hummingbird buzz stealthily out of range. Mid-Atlantic states include Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Look for our other four Field Guide to Backyard Birds titles, covering the Midwest, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.

An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees

Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813922515
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"Surely such a familiar landmark and its flora need no introduction. But leaf through the book (or better yet, get Brown and Choukas-Bradley to take you on a tour) and you realize that while the rest of the world has been looking at Sugarloaf through a telescope, this intrepid pair has been using a magnifying glass.... Their record of these [trees and wildflowers] has become one of the most complete guides to local upland flora available, and they hope it will be used not just in other natural areas but in back yards where people want to raise native plants themselves."— Washington Post "In between a field guide and a botanical manual, Choukas-Bradley and Brown have created a must-have... to tote into the woods of Sugarloaf Mountain. The authors have included every flowering plant they observed during ten years of extensive hiking and exploration on Sugarloaf. This guide would be useful to any naturalist, serious or casual, venturing into the wilds of the Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada."— E-Streams "This book contains an easy-to-use, non-technical botanical key for flowering plants—herbaceous and woody alike.... The author describes each plant and its individual parts, all related species, and details on the plant’s growth habit, its natural range and habitat, its bloom time, and where it can be found on Sugarloaf Mt."— Solidago: The Newsletter of the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society A thorough yet user-friendly companion to the authors’ popular paperback Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore, this volume is an exquisitely illustrated guide to 350 eastern woodland wildflowers and trees found onsite at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland. It includes a botanical key and an illustrated glossary of common and scientific names, and is packed with nearly 400 elaborately and artistically detailed pen-and-ink drawings to make plant identification simple and fun. Melanie Choukas-Bradley is the author of City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. and a longtime contributor to the Washington Post. She teaches field botany for the USDA Graduate School. Tina Thieme Brown has worked as a landscape artist and environmentalist for twenty-five years. She teaches art at the U.S. Botanic Garden, is an artist on the Countryside Artisans Studio Tour, and creates art inspired by the Sugarloaf Mountain countryside in her 1790s log cabin studio. Choukas-Bradley and Brown lead Sugarloaf Mountain field trips for the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States and other organizations. Published in association with the Center for American Places

Common Plants of the Mid Atlantic Coast

Author: Gene M. Silberhorn
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801860812
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"A superb guidebook for amateur naturalists, students in a variety of ecology-oriented courses, and gardeners who wish to assess new species." -- American Horticulturist

Plants of the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Lytton John Musselman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406969
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Its compact, portable design encourages naturalists, local residents, boaters, researchers, and the curious-minded alike to throw the guide in their pack and explore the botanical bounty of the Chesapeake Bay.