Linda's "Get Outside!" List

Any time of year is a good time to get outside and explore your world. Be prepared, be open and use your senses.

The following books have specific information or some unusual stories of what lives arouind us (or in us!).

They are meant to answer some of your questions BUT you'll probably find, you'll have more questions!

Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History By Carol Gracie, Eric Lamont (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Carol Gracie, Eric Lamont (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691199535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - April 28th, 2020

Wonderful details & inspiring to venture outside.


Summer Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History By Carol Gracie Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691199344
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - April 28th, 2020

Carol continues with her details of more plants for you to study.


A Way to Garden: A Hands-On Primer for Every Season By Margaret Roach Cover Image
$30.00
UNAVAILABLE-Possible Reasons: Backordered, Out-of-Stock, or Out-of-Print (But email us to search for a copy.)
ISBN: 9781604698770
Published: Timber Press - April 30th, 2019

Margaret Roach will give the latest thoiughts on using native plants in your garden.


Wild about Weeds: Garden Design with Rebel Plants (Learn how to design a sustainable garden by letting weeds flourish without taking control) By Jack Wallington Cover Image
$24.99
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ISBN: 9781786275561
Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 22nd, 2019

Who are you calling a weed? What is that plant-friend or foe? Learn the true story!


Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants By Samuel Thayer Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780976626619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Foragers Harvest Press - March 1st, 2010

You don't have to eat them all but the ecological picture will become clearer to you.


Planting for Honeybees: The Grower's Guide to Creating a Buzz By Sarah Wyndham-Lewis, James Lewis Weston (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781787131460
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Quadrille Publishing - March 20th, 2018

The Big Backyard can become a sanctuary for our pollinators. Remember we all need them...


100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive By The Xerces Society Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612127019
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - November 29th, 2016

More details and things to consider for everyones health!


The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus) By Dana L. Church Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338565546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Focus - March 2nd, 2021

Humans have beern interferring with the natural order of life on earth. This book tells just one story-our bubble bees and can we help.


The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health By David R. Montgomery, Anne Biklé Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393353372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 15th, 2016

Not everything you see is important BUT things you don't see can be very influencial to our web of life.


Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change By Thor Hanson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541672420
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - September 28th, 2021

The climate change is making so many changes to the life cycles of plants & animals. This is a fascinating read of some unusual stories.


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New England's Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region's Unique Natural Areas By Tom Wessels Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781643260099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - September 14th, 2021

Don't forget Tom Wessels & his series of books about reading the story you see in the woods. This book will describe specific places where you can see the changes of time.


Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England By Tom Wessels, Ann H. Zwinger (Foreword by), Brian D. Cohen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tom Wessels, Ann H. Zwinger (Foreword by), Brian D. Cohen (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780881504200
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Countryman Press - September 20th, 2005

New England has been through many changes and here you can learn of the results of actions over time.

So what is that stump? Why is that tree growing out of that rock?


Mushrooms of Northeast North America By George Barron Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781772130003
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Publishing Partners - March 15th, 2016

FIELD GUIDES, in many forms & topics are great to take outside or read inside. Remember to make note of things you've seen-where, when, date and why it caught your fancy! Everyday is a learning experience & it should be fun!