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Peppers: From Sweet to Heat

The health benefits of peppers, both sweet and hot, are widely known. They’re packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and they’re low in calories. And then, there’s the varieties of flavors—from the sweet to the heat!

This guide is an easy-to-use visual reference to a wide variety of peppers and includes a handy introduction to the Scoville Scale to show you where each pepper ranks of the scale of sweet and mild to hot, hotter, and hottest. There’s also Information on when to harvest the ripened fruit, and suggestions on how the fruit is commonly used in the kitchen.

Whether you’re a gardener looking for purely ornamental plants, a backyard farmer looking to plant and harvest for the table, or the chef shopping for the perfect spicy note for tonight’s dinner keep this handy, folding, laminated guide in your shopping bag for your next trip to the garden center, the produce aisle or your farmer’s market.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-57-5

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Trees of the Mid-Atlantic States

More than 60 vibrant color photos help you identify the trees in your yard, in your favorite park, in the mountains and in meadows, wetlands and salt marshes.

Grouped by mature size and photographed to display their most distinguishing characteristics—leaf shape, flower, seed, nut, or fruit—common native trees in this guide can be found from the Poconos to the Cape May nature preserves, and throughout Delaware and Maryland as well.

Accompanying text points out the unique features of each tree, to help you tell one tree from another in no time. Six double-sided, waterproof panels fold up to fit into your back pocket, waist pack or purse.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-35-3

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Wildflowers of the Mid-Atlantic States

More than 90 brilliant photos, grouped by color, make this your go-to guide for nature walks and choosing native species for your own garden.

This six-panel, laminated guide is your key to understanding when flowers bloom, which are native to the mid-Atlantic region, and where you may find each one.

Loaded with wildflowers that thrive in city parks, on mountainsides, in urban and suburban gardens, in forests and pine barrens, and in fertile wetlands, this guide provides a list of characteristics for each flower—from petal arrangement to height—to help you tell one flower from another.

Best of all, you’ll learn which flowers are native to the area, to strengthen your garden’s offerings for birds, bees, and butterflies.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-25-4

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Snakes of the Mid-Atlantic States

This guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a handy narrow packet which is sized to fit in your back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

It describes over 50 species of snakes found on the mid-Atlantic states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia, including 7 venomous snakes.

The guide also features color photos that makes it ideal for field use.  Common and scientific names, average adult size, habitat, diet, and behavior are described.  Tips on field identification and safety instructions are also discussed.  Identify that unexpected visitor in your yard or while out and about.

Excellent for nature enthusiasts of all ages.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-31-5

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Mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States

The wild mammals of the Mid-Atlantic are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from ocean shores to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species.

This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-81-0

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