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Butterflies of Illinois

Butterflies of Illinois: The Prairie State has many interesting natural communities to explore, including rich hardwood forests, prairies, old fields, fens, bogs, marshes, swamps, and, along the shore of Lake Michigan, dune habitats.  The butterflies of Illinois are a mix of southern, midwestern, and northern species.  A total of 101 species of butterflies and 59 species of their close relatives, the skippers, have been found in the state.

Beautifully illustrated are 58 species of butterflies and 26 species of skippers, and their caterpillars, found in Illinois.  Ideal for the field, this folding, waterproof guide features color photos of the butterflies and caterpillars in a side-by-side format. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Pipevine Swallowtail is illustrated.

Featured are some familiar butterflies such as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, and Monarch, as well as less well-known species such as the Falcate Orangetip, Olympia Marble, Harvester, and Baltimore Checkerspot.

Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-86-5

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Freshwater Fishes of Illinois

Illinois’ anglers and naturalist will appreciate this handy guide to help them identify 64 species of freshwater fish. Whether it’s salmon brought to shore on Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront or bass or sunfishes pulled from streams flowing into the Mississippi or Ohio rivers, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line.

The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-43-8

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Fresh Water Fishes of the Great Lakes

Whether you’re an angler or naturalist this handy field guide will help you identify 64 species of freshwater fish likely to be caught on hook-and-line throughout the Great Lakes and streams large and small that feed them.

The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat, geographical distribution and favorite baits for landing each species.

This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-87-9

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Sharks and Relatives of the Pacific Coast

Sharks and Relatives of the Pacific Coast is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to the 38 coastal sharks and 12 cartilaginous relatives found from Alaska to California.

This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify common and notable species that inhabit inshore estuaries and tide pools, bays and kelp beds, rocky and sandy shores, and deep offshore environments.

Each species is illustrated in stunning full-color. The shark illustrations are supplemented by line drawings of their teeth. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, maximum length, and concise text that highlights key features, and habitat typical of the species.

This foldable and durable guide is light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tackle box, or boat console. Anglers, naturalists, students, teachers, and divers alike will find it to be an excellent resource in the office, at home, in the class room, in the field, or out on the water.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-20-9

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Sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to the 50 coastal shark species found from Maine to Texas. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify all common and notable species that inhabit inshore bays and estuaries, river mouths and channels, rocky and sandy shores, reefs, and deep offshore environments.

Each species is illustrated in stunning full-color and are supplemented by line drawings of their teeth. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, maximum length, and concise text that highlights key features, and habitat typical of the species.

This foldable and durable guide is light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tackle box, or boat console. Anglers, naturalists, students, teachers, and divers alike will find it to be an excellent resource in the office, at home, in the class room, in the field, or out on the water.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-68-1

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