Minnesota Ecology and Nature
Gardening Month by Month in Minnesota & Wisconsin
Paperback ISBN: 1551053837
A beautiful perpetual calendar and month-by-month guide to gardening in Minnesota and Wisconsin that you can use year after year to keep track of your garden's progress. Every month has 12 pages devoted to information about annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs or houseplants. Engebretson and Williamson also include important information on first and last frost dates and illustrated tables of climate norms and extremes across the Upper Midwest along with plenty of tips that will keep your garden looking its best. Each page is designed to inspire, offer timely ideas and help plan your garden year.
Great Lakes Butterflies & Moths
An Introduction to Familiar Species
Paperback ISBN: 1583553703
Butterflies and moths belong to the second largest order of insects with approximately 170,000 species worldwide. Learn the key markings of some of the Great Lakes region’s more visible species of butterflies and moths, and their favorite food sources. The laminated Pocket Guides are unique and appealing reference tools that offer exceptional value and utility. · Affordable price · Map-sized when folded, the page-like panels make the guides easy to carry and use outdoors; · Each nature guide has full color illustrations and highlights the most easily distinguished markings or behaviors of species to aid novices in nature identification.
The Great Minnesota Fish Book
Hardcover ISBN: 0816651353
A brightly illustrated overview of the diverse fish that populate the waterways of the North Star State features entertaining stories and profiles of more than one hundred different species, documenting the history, habitat, growth patterns, identification, and behavior of the walleye, largemouth bass, brook trout, northern pike, and other Minnesota fish.
Reflections on the Trail
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0816653690
“The best way to get to know Justine Kerfoot would be to explore a northern forest with her. The next best way to know ‘Just’ is on these pages. Here Justine is at her best, sharing with us her romantic and colorful, and sometimes a tad dangerous, life.” —Les Blacklock Step off the Gunflint Trail, stride to a high point, and savor the view. Only the dark, cool waters and the rugged granite shores interrupt the panorama of the sweeping forest. In this engaging memoir, local pioneer Justine Kerfoot chronicled a year’s worth of experiences and insights while living on the legendary Gunflint Trail. The unique month-by-month chapters of Gunflint and Kerfoot’s rich memories provide a year-round view of a wilderness life that most of us glimpse only in all-too-short weekend interludes. Justine Kerfoot (1906–2001) lived on Minnesota’s remote Gunflint Trail for more than six decades. She wrote of her adventures and travel in a weekly column for the Cook County News-Herald for forty-five years and is the author of Woman of the Boundary Waters (Minnesota, 1994).
Insects of the North Woods
Paperback ISBN: 0979200644
Insects of the North Woods will help you identify more than 300 species of six-legged critters native to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. The book includes hundreds of color photos of beetles, bees, wasps, grasshoppers, crickets and more.
Lake Superior Agates
Identify Agates and Imposters!
Paperback ISBN: 1591938082
Become a whiz at finding Lake Superior agates! Keep this tabbed booklet close at hand on your next rock-hunting adventure. Based on Jim Magnuson’s Agate Hunting Made Easy and featuring the professional rock photography of Carol Wood, this guide helps to turn agate hunts into successful ones. You'll learn to pick up on those clues valuable to beginners and experts alike: Learn the common agate features to look for, see what rough agates look like in the field, recognize the different varieties of Lake Superior agates, and identify the agate imposters that might fool you. The easy-to-use format means you’ll quickly find what you need to know. Plus, the quick guide is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.
Lake Superior Agates Field Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1591932823
The Lake Superior region is nationally known as a rock hound’s paradise, and agates are its most cherished treasures. This field guide spotlights each type of agate and provides you with the information you need for locating and identifying them. The easy-to-use format and full-color photos make this a must-have for rock collectors.