Publisher description for Kaufman field guide to nature of the midwest / Kenn Kaufman, Jeff Sayre and Kimberly Kaufman with the collaboration of Eric R. Eaton, T. Travis Brown and Thomas D. Bain.


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The only field guide to bring along to identify the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, rocks, and sky of the Midwest

Even if we focus on certain things in the outdoors, most of us are curious about everything else that might turn up. Serious birders, botanists, and entomologists all have their specialized guides, but this book is_the guide to "everything else"--the one guide to take when you go out for a walk. Wow, that's a cool-looking mushroom. Wonder what it is. Hey, look at that weird insect.

Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, even constellations overhead and rocks underfoot--it's all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, nontechnical language, and more than two thousand color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Birds -- Middle West -- Guidebooks.
Reptiles -- Middle West -- Guidebooks.
Plants -- Middle West -- Guidebooks.
Insects -- Middle West -- Guidebooks.
Nature guides.