A Guide To Field Identification-Birds of North America.
I have owned
this book ( an older version with a slightly different cover) for many years; twenty-four years to be exact. I owned this
book before I married my first husband, and I used it to identify
backyard specimens. After I married, we used it on camping trips with
our nieces and spent many a happy hike looking for birds we had never
personally seen before. When my first husband passed away, I must admit
this book sat idle on the shelf for a few years, but I imagine that is
Since remarrying several years ago
and giving birth to a lively young daughter who is interested in
everything around her, A Guide To Field Identification once again became
the book of choice. Not only do we use it to identify the ever changing
variety of birds that visit our backyard feeders, we use it to identify
birds we see wherever we travel. Last summer we used it to
identify a Yellow-Shafted Flicker of the female persuasion. While Flickers are apparently quite common, it was a new and pleasant
experience for the three of us to view one.
that this particular book has given me
and numerous family members an immeasurable amount of pleasure for many
years and will probably continue to do so for many more.Which leads me
to ask, What book do you own that you consider "A Book of Value"?
So ends an other episode of Kids Korner, with me, children's author
Aileen Stewart. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same
crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal
website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading,
writing, and my very own middle grade book Fern Valley!
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