Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Favorite Field Guides


My Favorite Field Guides 

Sibley's North American Birds  The best illustrations of important id marks.
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America  Photos of the bugs or at least representatives of most bugs you'll find around the yard and in the woods. Text is well written with facts and interesting comments.
Smithsonian Handbooks Rocks and Minerals  Has good photos and a nice rock identification key in the front.  It is for less advanced geologist.
Golden Guide Seashells of North America  Has interesting information about the snails and clams so you can get an idea about the animal who lived in the shell.
Cloud spotter's Guide  A really fun read, and an introduction to a new hobby, cloud spotting!
Peterson's Reptiles and Amphibians- Side by side comparisons of animals, with detailed info in back and range maps.