The following new nature books are available at the Business, Science & Technology Department
of the Allen
County Public Library.
The Forest Unseen: A Years Watch in Nature by David Haskell
The biologist uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world, visiting it almost daily for one year to trace natures path through the seasons.
Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests: A Field Guide by Michael Homoya
This illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indianas most prominent ecosystem – the Eastern Deciduous Forest. There is also a section on landscaping and natural community restoration using native forest plants.
A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions
by Gene Logsdon
Logsdon traces his home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and reveals his own history and experiences.
Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard: Hundreds of Easy Ways to Bring the Music and Beauty of Songbirds to Your Yard by Sally Roth
Simple tips, ideas and recipes will help any bird enthusiast create a songbird sanctuary.
The Young Birders Guide to Birds of North America by Bill Thompson
Covering 300 of the most common birds, this book is loaded with color photos, range maps, an easy-to-use checklist, fun facts and authoritative information about each bird.
Readers Digest North American Wildlife: An Illustrated Guide to 2,000 Plants and Animals
by Susan Wernert
All the natural communities that make our North American flora and fauna so diverse are represented.
The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species
by Terrie Williams
This young orphaned seal is the subject of a complex environmental struggle and intense media scrutiny; KP2 also changes the lives of the humans who know and care for him.