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Wildlife spectacles and “scant regard for food-chain decorum”

October 23, 2017

In her article “Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain,” Natalie Angier details the unexpected hunting habits that are driving some researchers to consider mantises a class all their own. With 3D vision and “scant regard for food-chain decorum,” mantises may be less like insects and more like aspiring vertebrates. Inspired, and a little unnerved out […]

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3 natural wonders to see while eclipse hunting in Oregon

August 14, 2017

So you’ve finalized your travel plans for #SolarEclipse2017, procured your fancy glasses, and kept up on the most important news updates. Now what?

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Get outside with this cross-country scavenger hunt

April 17, 2017

Summer is the ideal time to pack up for a journey from coast to coast. Whether you want to study the diversity of landscapes from the Pacific Northwest to New England (and everything in between), or you’re just enjoying afternoon explorations in your own backyard, our Timber Press Field Guides will inspire and educate. How many of these amazing natural wonders you can […]

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Getting to know your region

March 31, 2017

By observing the surrounding countryside in your region, birds present in remnant habitats, parks, and gardens, and researching the species that once lived in your area or passed through during migration, you can discover what species of birds are likely to be attracted to your garden. Then you can plan your garden to cater to […]

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State birds of the Pacific Northwest

March 7, 2017

Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in the diverse landscapes of the region. In this excerpt, John Shewey and Tim Blount tell us more about the iconic state birds of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

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The Midwest spirit of place

February 7, 2017

How do you define the spirit of the Midwest? In this excerpt from Native Plants of the Midwest, Alan Branhagen captures the spirit of this unique region in rich prose that is equally informative and beautiful: “It’s the blend between the verdant lush forests of the Appalachians on the east and the dry, short grasses of the Great […]

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Where to witness must-see wildlife spectacles

October 25, 2016

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7 tips for the best bird migration sightings

October 20, 2016

Almost all North American birds migrate every year. For some, the migration is less than a mile long, but most have to embark on a long, exhausting, increasingly dangerous exodus spanning hundreds and even thousands of miles. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for catching a glimpse of these astonishing migrations found in Vladimir Dinet’s Wildlife […]

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Ten bird facts to impress your biology class: For students, teachers, and nature buffs

October 5, 2016
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Inside Latin for Bird Lovers

July 15, 2014

Latin for Bird Lovers uncovers the secrets behind more than 3,00 scientific names, delves into bird behavior, and reveals the fascinating discoveries of ornithologists. Here we take a look inside with author Dr. Roger Lederer. The power of a good teacher: Roger Lederer began as a student most interested in fish but, he says, “I […]

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