Peterson First Guides

An important element for any nature study is the ability to have a ready reference for identifying unknown specimens. While many nature guides are packed with information and detail, they often don't travel well in back packs for a day spent outdoors. If portability is important to you, these guides may be a perfect fit! Measuring 3 ½" by 7 ¼", these handy guides are loaded with accurate illustrations in black & white and color, identifying details and much more! 128 pgs, pb. The First Guide to Birds of North America begins with a helpful article on beginning bird identification and a parts of a bird illustration. Readers are encouraged to observe the bird with several questions in mind including: What is the shape of their wings? Does the bird swim, wade, or fly? What behavior do you observe? Does the bird have a crest? What is the shape of the tail? Based on the responses to various questions, children will be able to identify the bird. Guide contains a brief overview of 188 birds including specifics on color, size, habitat and food. The First Guide to Insects of North America offers introductory information on observation, life stages and insect body parts, common insect like creatures. Containing summary information, color, size, habitats and eating habits, this guide will enable children to accurately identify over 200 insects common in North America. ~Deanne




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