Make identifying fish easy and enjoyable. The field guide features detailed information about 75 species of Pennsylvania fish, and its waterproof pages make it perfect for the dock or boat. Read fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits and more. Plus, compare your best catches to the state and North American records. With inside information for locating fishing hotspots, this book is essential for every tackle box, beach bag, RV and cabin.
Documents mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians Includes over 100 line art illustrations Details the animals found in the remarkably diverse habitats throughout Virginia and Maryland: their life in the wild, what they look like, what and how they eat, and how they raise their young. Intended for a general audience with any level of knowledge, the material presented serves as an informative companion to a wide range of field guides. The introduction provides general information about the various types of landscape in these Mid-Atlantic states, and how they support wildlife populations.
Sportsman's Connection's Western Pennsylvania All-Outdoors Atlas & Field Guide contains maps created at twice the scale of other road atlases, which means double the detail. And while the maps are sure to be the finest quality you have ever used, the thing that makes this book unique is all the additional information. Your favorite outdoor activities including fishing lakes and streams, hunting, camping, hiking and biking,snowmobiling and off-roading, paddeling, skiing, golfing and wildlife viewing are covered in great depth with helpful editorial and extensive tables, which are all cross-referenced and indexed to the map pages in a way that's fun and easy to use.
The definitive, up-to-date guide to Pennsylvania's best fly fishing by regional experts and guides. Includes over 200 rivers and streams across the state as well as information on where to fish for trout, smallmouth bass, and other game fish species. First ever guidebook to the state written by a group of regional experts (professional guides, fly fishing instructors, lecturers, fly tiers) to provide insider knowledge to the best fishing opportunities. Stunning color photographs, accurate maps (created with GIS), and over 200 local fly patterns are featured.
Profiles seventy-five fish species common in Ohio, arranged by family, presenting color illustrations; covering their other names, habitats, ranges, food, reproduction, and average sizes; and providing illustrated tips for differentiating each fish from its similar species.
Covers all regions of Pennsylvania 60 recommended fly patterns Meck and Weamer team up to provide a concise overview of the most important hatches on Pennsylvania trout streams. This handy guide includes detailed hatch charts, color photos of each insect, and recipes and photos of the authors' recommended fly patterns for each hatch. Individual entries provide essential information such as common and Latin names, size range (hook and natural), and time and date of emergence. The authors provide in-depth descriptions of all life stages of the insect, emergence time and date, behavior, tactics, and the premier streams in the state to find the best hatches. Meck's intimate knowledge of the hatches around the state combined with Weamer's penchant for the perfect pattern make this a must-have reference.
Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this handy field guide, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 117 Pennsylvania trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the information you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.
Author: Edward O. Murdy
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2013-03-05
The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake’s fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Key features of this field guide include• full-color illustrations of more than 200 species• text that is presented adjacent to illustrations for easy reference• detailed descriptions of physical characteristics, range, occurrence in the Bay, reproduction, diet, and statistics from fisheries research• spot illustrations that highlight critical features of certain fish• illustrations of juveniles when they look different from adults• appendices that include identification keys Formatted as a compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen, Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay should be a standard passenger on any boat that plies the Chesapeake’s waters.
Author: John James Audubon
Release Date: 1840
This groundbreaking work consists of hand-colored, life-size prints, made from engraved plates measuring around 39 by 26 inches (99 by 66 cm). This is the first of seven volumes. Audubon identified 25 new species over his career and is known for portraying animals in their real-life habitats. In contrast to other wildlife artists of his day, Audubon painted animals as if caught in motion—particularly feeding, hunting or escaping predators. The seven-volume Birds of America includes images of six now-extinct birds: the Carolina parakeet, passenger pigeon, Labrador duck, great auk, Esquimaux curlew and pinnated grouse. Nearly all later ornithological works were inspired by Audubon's artistry and high standards, and Birds of America is considered one of the greatest examples of book art. Numerous parks, towns and other places are named in his honor.
From the expert editors at Cool Springs Press, a series of regional bird books that love the outdoors as much as you do. “Patience is a virtue,” said no backyard bird ever. That’s why, when these busy creatures come flitting into view, you need to have your resources ready at a moment’s notice. Have you spent all this time mistaking Carolina Wrens for House Wrens? A forgivable error, but with the Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Mid-Atlantic, you’ll be pointing out those distinct upturned tails in no time. Each book in this series has been conveniently packaged in a field-sized 5”x8” format: large enough to showcase the gorgeous close-up photography within, but small enough to keep dependably at the ready. In this edition, each of the Mid-Atlantic region’s 80 most popular bird species gets its own page, complete with a concise description, preferred habitat, feeding and migration habits, and tips for attracting them to your bird feeders. Illustrated with colorful range maps, vibrant images, and a brilliant tabbed layout that helps you quickly search for birds by color, this portable field book will never again let that elusive Ruby-throated Hummingbird buzz stealthily out of range. Mid-Atlantic states include Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Look for our other four Field Guide to Backyard Birds titles, covering the Midwest, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.