Butterflies of the East Coast

An Observer's Guide
Author: Rick Cech,Guy Tudor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691090559
Category: Nature
Page: 345
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Here is an accessible, informative, and highly illustrated book that offers a fresh view of butterflies in the East Coast states, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Appalachians. In addition to providing a wealth of facts and photos, the book is the first to furnish detailed and up-to-date photo-illustrated information on the host plants favored by particular species. With 234 full-page species accounts and accompanying range maps, plus more than 950 large-size color photos, it is an essential reference work for field observers, gardeners, educators, and conservation managers--or anyone interested in appreciating the lepidopteran world close at hand. The introductory chapters detail the subtle ecology of the East Coast region, establishing a consistent ecological framework that enriches the individual species accounts. There is also an overview of current scientific literature and observational findings to help readers better interpret complex butterfly behaviors in the field, including seasonal movements, host plant and diapause strategies, defensive chemistry, and more. The book is written by Rick Cech, a seasoned field observer who has spent years studying and photographing East Coast butterflies. His substantial first-hand experience with both the common and rare species in the region adds much depth and new insight to the commentary. 234 full-page species accounts and accompanying range maps 950 large-size color photos 215 photos of individual host plants and habitats 735 high-quality photos of butterflies and caterpillars Introductory chapters detailing the subtle ecology of the East Coast region An overview of current scientific literature and observational findings Descriptions of diapause and host plant strategies and defensive chemistry User-friendly with clear, concise text

Butterflies of Rocky Mountain National Park

An Observer's Guide
Author: Leslie Angel
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663513
Category: Nature
Page: 247
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For beginners and experst alike, this guide descibes the common butterfly species and where to find them.

The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals


Author: Frances Atkinson,Richard Atkinson
Publisher: Godfrey Cave Associates
ISBN: 9781854710444
Category: Mineralogy, Determinative
Page: 192
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One in a series of pocket-sized reference books. This title covers rocks and minerals.

Insects of Texas: a Practical Guide


Author: David Hugh Kattes
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603443487
Category: NATURE
Page: 225
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This practical, non-technical introduction to insect classification offers a well-illustrated, straight-forward primer in entomology. Whether you are part of a master naturalist program, are interested in environmentally friendly pest management, or simply enjoy knowing what to call that strange-looking bug on your back porch, "Insects of Texas" will be your first resource for insect classification and identification. This book will help you sort out many of the millions of insect species by learning the readily distinguishable field characteristics needed to identify groups most commonly seen in Texas. David H. Kattes provides short tutorials on morphology and metamorphosis and uses a simple color-coding scheme to present the five classes of arthropods and the orders, suborders, and families of insects most relevant to Texas observers. Photo keys, pronunciation guides, illustrated tables, abundant photographs, and highlighted accounts of physical and biological characteristics help introduce readers to the various tiny creatures that inhabit our world, steering them through arachnids, crustaceans, millipedes, centipedes, and hexapods. Within each account, Kattes comments on habits and other interesting information, reflecting his long experience in teaching and speaking to a variety of receptive audiences.

Butterflies of the Carolinas

Field Guide
Author: Jaret C. Daniels
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
ISBN: 9781591930075
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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Features photographs of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks, arranged by color, and including the spicebush swallowtail, tawny emperor, and golden-banded skipper.

Identification of Seabirds of the Southern Ocean

A Guide for Scientific Observers Aboard Fishing Vessels
Author: Derek J. Onley,Sandy Bartle
Publisher: Convention
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sea birds
Page: 81
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In recent years there has been a sharp decline in the populations of several seabird species, particularly albatrosses. The decline has been widely attributed to fishing with longlines. Seabirds feed on longline baits, get hooked, and drown. This book has been written to help scientific observers identify those seabirds likely to be caught in the Southern Ocean, and takes into account the requirements of the CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation. It covers the identification of 36 species of birds from the Southern Ocean that have been caught in fishing gear or have been seen feeding from fishing boats. By carefully following the keys to identification, observers should be able to identify most seabirds caught in commercial fisheries in the Southern Ocean with confidence

Pobble's Way


Author: Simon Van Booy,Wendy Edelson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979974663
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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After Pobble's evening walk with her father, the forest animals gather around to wonder what the mitten that Pobble lost along the trail might be, until Pobble returns and the animals find out what its real use is.