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Field identification manuals are found in every outdoor enthusiast's bookshelf. Acorn Naturalists carries the latest versions of the Nature Circles® Guides, Waterford Press Pocket Guides, Audubon, Peterson, Golden, Stokes, Sibley, and Kaufman guides. We also offer high quality field guide covers, custom designed to protect your guides.

  Nature Circles Guides®
Nature Circles Guides® consist of a collection of creative cards filled with ideas, activities, and identifications. Each set contains includes introductory cards, science activity cards, resource cards, and a Make Your Own activity card. $11.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Nature Circles Cards), $10.71 each.
 
  Pocket Field Guides from Waterford Press
Waterford Press produces a wide range of fan-fold style weatherproof field guides. These informative publications are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, educators and naturalists. We carry their full line of over 500 different identification and activity guides.
 
  Golden Guides
This is the introductory field guide series that has, for over half a century, inspired millions of individuals to go out and explore nature. Continuously revised and updated, these reasonably priced guides are a perfect place for all outdoor explorations to begin. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
 
  Fandex Guides
Children love these die-cut guides. Fandex guides are colorful, easy to manipulate, and cover a wide range of birds, butterflies, wildflowers and trees found in North America. $12.90 each. MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 FANDEX GUIDES, $11.61 each.
 
  Plant and Animal Identification Posters
Acorn Naturalists offers a wide selection of beautiful and informative plant and animal identification posters to enhance your classroom, nature center, camp program, or home.
 
  National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
Each beautifully illustrated field guides features 80 full-color photographs. Convenient 4 x 6 inch size slips easily into a pocket or backpack. Identification methods along with range, habitat and seasonal variations in species are discussed in each book. Because of their light weight and small size, these field guides are very popular with hikers. $10.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $9.81 each.
 
  National Audubon Society Field Guides
This series nicely complements other field guides, featuring full-color glossy photographs that arrange animals by similar appearance rather than by strict family grouping. This system is particularly useful when identifying birds in the field, where several unrelated species can appear to be closely related to each other.
 
  National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides
These resources provide readers with a compact, comprehensive guide to regional natural features. Whether you are at home or on the road, these field guides provide you with an introduction to the region’s common wildflowers, trees, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, geology, fossils, weather, ecology and night skies. $21.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (National Audubon Regional Field Guides), $19.71 each.
 
  Kaufman Field Guides
These popular guides now include superb field guides on birds, mammals, butterflies, and other insects.
 
  Peterson Field Guides - Standard Editions
For more than 50 years, the Peterson Field Guides have set the standard for field guide excellence. The unique Peterson Identification System is widely respected for its ease of use and accuracy. This is one of the most complete series of field guides in the world. Peterson Field Guides are bound with a tough but lightweight cover.
 
  Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists
Beginner series incorporates both color photographs and line drawings with key field marks. Complete descriptions of each species’ habitat, food preferences, behaviors, and songs. Designed to give young naturalists immediate success on their first natural history trip. For budding young naturalists ages 7-12.
 
  Peterson First Guides
As the title suggests, these are the first field guides a beginning naturalist might use. Simplified versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides, the First Guides focus on the animals, plants and natural features you are most likely to encounter in the field. They make it easy to get started in the use of field guides before graduating to the regular Peterson Field Guide series.
 
  Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books
Coloring your own field guide is a fine way to learn how to recognize common plants and animals. Each book comes with a full set of color stickers that can be used to identify different species as well as provide guidance for coloring. Each species is described next to the coloring outline. Creative fun for ages 7-13. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books), $7.92 each.
 
  Stokes Nature and Beginner's Guides
Clearly written and illustrated, these guides are pocket-sized and easily fit into backpacks or hip pockets. For all ages of beginner naturalists.
 
  Take-Along Guide Series
Children ages 5-10 will enjoy the creative activities and helpful identifications found in this series. Each guide is beautifully illustrated and inquiry-oriented.
 
  Identifying Insects, Amphibians and Birds by Sound
Birds and other animals are often obscured by their surroundings. It is common to hear many more species than are ever seen. The same is true for frogs, toads and insects. This section contains a diverse selection of tapes and CDs to help identify the sounds of nature, both in the daytime and at night.
 
  Mac's Laminated Field Guides
Each laminated field guide features over 100 common plants and animals on a 7" x 11" laminated, weatherproof card. Handy to slide into your pack or bring into the field. Drop in the mud, no problem. Color drawings allow for easy identification.
 
  Keychain Field Guides, Laminated
These waterproof plastic cards feature various species found throughout North America and are perfect for use in the field. Each measures just 1¼" x 4", bound together with a clip-chain. Back side contains interesting facts about the plant or animal and in the case of track and scat, size comparisons and ruler marks. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
 
  National Geographic Field Guides
Includes field guides on a range of topics, all supplemented with beautiful graphics and descriptive text.
 
  Thayer Birding Software
Rated the top electronic field guide, this version runs on both Windows and MAC platforms. For both beginning and advanced birders alike, this version includes detailed information and over 2,500 images of 700 North American species.
 
  Other Field Guides
In this section you will find a wide range of specialty field guides written by different experts in the field.
 
  Field Guide Bags, and Sachels, Red LED Flashlights
In this section you will find a selection of durable field bags and sachels for carrying your guides. Bags are available for different ages and needs in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Also, red LED flashlights for reading field guides at night without loosing night vision or disturbing others.
 

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