Minnesota Ecology and Nature
Agate Hunting Made Easy
How to Really Find Lake Superior Agates
Paperback ISBN: 1591933269
Jim Magnuson puts his years of experience to use for you, making agate hunting simple, fast and fun. Learn agates' common features, the types of places to search, how to identify Lake Superior gravel, what your finds might be worth and more!
Lake Superior's Banded Gemstone
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0979200695
Discover everything you want to know about Lake Superior's banded gemstone. "Mr. Agate" highlights all types of agates, explains features within individual agates, shares his best picking locations and gives a brief history of famous agates.
Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 081669091x
Snakes on the patio, salamanders in the basement, frogs crossing the road, and turtles nesting on the shore in the land of 10,000 lakes: from the enchanted child to the curious adult, from the amateur naturalist to the dedicated conservationist, living with wildlife in Minnesota means finding amphibians and reptiles in prairies and forests and your own backyard. Amateur and professional alike will find this book a comprehensive source and a user-friendly guide, invaluable for discovering, identifying, and learning about any of the state’s fifty-three amphibian and reptile species from the common American Toad to the little seen Western Ratsnake. This handbook takes readers through the steps for studying these species in the field. Including current information about designations of species in need of conservation, this reference covers the latest research and work on environmental threats and amphibian and reptile protection, such as the deformed frog phenomenon, turtle legislation, climate change, and habitat restoration. With more than 200 photographs, written descriptions, county-based maps, habitat and distribution data, life histories, and circular keys to adult and larval specimens, the book brings readers up-to-date on Minnesota’s new species and changes to scientific names. Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota is the most complete and authoritative guide of its kind. Information in this book was partly funded by proceeds of the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.
Paperback ISBN: 1591933242
On a hike, in the park, at the cabin and perhaps even on your property, animal tracks are everywhere. This handy field guide is your key to identifying them. From the Dakotas to Kansas to Kentucky to Michigan—and all states in between—you’ll find everything you need to know about the tracks and the animals that make them. The book includes track and gait illustrations, measurements, quick ID tips and more!
Animal Tracks Midwest Quick Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1591934788
From the backyard to the backwoods, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jonathan Poppele's popular field guide and featuring only Midwest mammals, the booklet is organized by group for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few animal tracks at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the waterproof and tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.
Animal Tracks of the Great Lakes
Paperback ISBN: 1551051079
Concise descriptions of the animals and their tracks are combined with detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other important identifying aspects. A perfect guide for teachers, parents, hikers and urban explorers.
Annuals for Minnesota & Wisconsin
Paperback ISBN: 1551053810
Brilliant photographs and down-to-earth advice are packed into this guide to over 300 annuals suited to the climate of the western Great Lakes region. Engebretson and Williamson provide information on light, water and nutrient needs, as well as recommendations on how and when to start your plants. This book also includes tips on planting, growing, recommended varieties and problems and pests.
Beneath the Surface
A Natural History of a Fisherman's Lake
Hardcover ISBN: 0873515781
A wonderfully readable mix of natural history, biology, lake dynamics, and fishing tips, this beautiful illustrated volume reveals the fascinating underwater world of a north country lake.