A Pocket Naturalist Guide Review

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These Pocket Naturalist Guides are published by Waterford Press and are the perfect folded sized guide to take with you out on the trails or stash in your classroom as a reference guide! They are laminated for durability and are really very sturdy. Bugs & Slugs has over 140 different species of bugs ranging from butterflies, ants, bees, beetles, grasshoppers, flying insects, and invertebrates. ALL of these guides are waterproof, rip-proof, and wrinkle-proof! Doesn’t get much more durable than that!!

I love the simplicity of these guides as it makes it easy to spot the bugs you are looking for. Each reference includes the bug’s common name, it’s scientific name, it’s size, and a short description.

The Mammals Naturalist Guide introduces familiar animals in North America. Also durably laminated, you can find over 100 common mammals in this guide. You’ll find marsupials, moles, shrews, bats, rabbits, squirrels, marine, hoofed, and other mammals that can be found in our continent.
The Animal Tracks Naturalist Guide shows 65 different animal tracks that you can find in North America. There are so many creative ways I can think of that you could use this guide. Not only on the trails and camping, but also in the classroom and for hands on activities. This guide is categorized by how many toes the animal has, bird feet, animal signs (such as nests, scratch marks, etc.) and also by scat. The Animal Tracks guide also has a ruler included on the brochure so that you can measure the tracks as you find them!
I definitely recommend these pocket guides- they are very nice. These are great for homeschoolers, classrooms, and families who spend a lot of time outdoors. My husband is using these for his classroom when they go to a field trip at a local nature park. He’ll pass them out to different groups and see how many animals or tracks they can find!
You can buy these on Amazon, and also at Barnes & Noble for $5.95 each. You can also find these at your outdoor retailers! Waterford Press has over 400 of these type of naturalist guides! WOW! They are also donating a portion of their proceeds from sales for Combat First Aid and Middle East Wildlife to Sierra Club’s Veteran & Military Family Initiative.
Waterford Press has given me a set of all 3 of these guides for one of you to win! So one person will win the following Pocket Naturalist Guides: Mammals, Bugs & Slugs, and Animal Tracks.
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are mine. Giveaway is open to US only and will close at 8PM EST on April 20, 2011. Winner will be chosen by www.random.org and will have 48 hours to claim prize.

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  1. Heather C. says:

    I would love to win these. They would make gifts for our nieces and nephews for out family camping trip.

  2. A (Daily) Woman says:

    I would like to win these because I could use them in my homeschool. They look like they have great pictures.

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    I am a substitute teacher. I would love to have these for outdoor rec time with my students so they could identify bugs and animal tracks.

  7. I would love to get these for the kids, there are so many uses. We could use them in addition to our school units, use them for our nature walks, and take them with when we geocache.

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  11. I would use them in my classroom. I teach Early Pre School and they kids enjoy looking at different bugs. My email address is [email protected]

  12. I would love to win these to share with my grandchildren when they come to visit. We often go to a nearby walking trail and a nearby park that has nature trails. My grandson would have a great time looking for tracks and animals. Anything to keep them away from too much TV and video games:) Thanks for the opportunity to broaden my grandkids' horizons.

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  14. My kids and I spend a whole lot of time out exploring nature. My son wants to be a forest ranger. These would be great to carry in our pack on our hikes.

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  18. Alicia C. says:

    Well, first of all, I'd love to win them for ME! next, I think that my little guy has the naturalist streak that I have. As we go for walks and explore, I'd love to be able to show him how to look up the names of the creatures we encounter. s he gets older, he'll know how to do it himself!
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  22. I would love to have these as an educational tool for my son. I home school and something like this would be great for him.

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  23. I would love to win a set of all 3 of these guides for myself. I live near the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, and my dad and brother live on a farm. It would be great to take my grandson to these places and use the guides as we go exploring. Of course, I would also let everyone else use them for when they go exploring.

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  24. I have been spending time with my nephew hunting for bugs and critters, and this would be a great way to identify some of them!

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  25. Erin Cook says:

    I would love to win this for my six year old, she can learn so much about nature
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  26. kylie8cake says:

    My daughter LOVES animals and bugs. She just finished a project at school on bugs and has really expressed how much she loves nature. She is an avid reader and would just LOVE these guides. They would make wonderful gifts for her. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. My niece would love this.

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  31. We homeschool and these would be great science aids!

  32. susansmoaks says:

    i would love to win these for our son, he is very interested in things like this
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  33. I would like to win these guides because my daughter loves animals. She would enjoy these. [email protected]

  34. I'd like to win it for my kids.. they look stuff like this!
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  36. I would love to win these, I homeschool, and in Science we are talking about the Flying creatures of the fifth day and this would go great with that.

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