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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