The Ecology of a Tallgrass Treasure: Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie

Author: Paul Johnsgard


ISBN: 160962131X


Page: 184

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This book describes the major plant and animal components of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, an 850-acre National Audubon Society tallgrass prairie in Lancaster County, southeastern Nebraska. In addition to providing a species list of the area's plants (368 species), there are comprehensive annotated lists of its birds (240), mammals (43), reptiles (23), and amphibians (10). There are also variably complete annotated lists of the area's butterflies (76), sphinx moths (30), silk moths (7), dragonflies (24), damselflies (11), grasshoppers (9), katydids (11), mantids (2), and walkingsticks (2). Brief profiles of life histories and ecologies of 55 animal and 7 plant species are included, as well as information on nearly 100 public-access native grasslands in eastern Nebraska. The text comprises more than 68,000 words, 400 references, and a glossary of 125 biological/scientific terms as well as more than 40 line drawings by the author.

Handbook to the Construction and Use of Insect Collection and Rearing Devices

A guide for teachers with suggested classroom applications

Author: Gregory S. Paulson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402030207

Category: Science

Page: 121

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Insects are great classroom study organisms. They are easy to collect and raise and have a fascinating array of life histories. Because they are small and have tremendous reproductive capacity ecological studies of dispersion, predation, parasitism and reproduction can be studied in compressed timeframes and small areas relative to similar studies of larger organisms. Insects are also important bioindicators of the health of ecosystems. In a small space and with very little cost colonies of insects can be raised in classrooms for use in behavioral and physiological studies. The purpose of this book is to explain how to build and use insect collecting and rearing devices and through explanations of the various techniques stimulate educators to explore the study of insects in their classrooms. Insects are often given little consideration with regard to humane handling practices. Please remember that insects are living creatures and, as such, are entitled to the same treatment as other living creatures. Teachers should remember that students look to them for clues to the proper way of behaving in new situations. When collecting and working in the “field” educators should teach students to respect the environment. Do not collect more organisms than needed, treat all of the organisms you collect with care, and try not to leave signs of your presence in an area by returning rocks, logs, etc. to their original locations. If you must kill animals you’ve collected, do so quickly and humanely.

A Field Guide to Insects

America North of Mexico

Author: Donald Joyce Borror,Richard E. White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911709

Category: Nature

Page: 404

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Covers over five hundred families of North American insects

Hey There, Stink Bug!

Author: Leslie Bulion

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607340402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages. Includes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.

Nature Guide to Shenandoah National Park

Author: Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149300221X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Shenandoah National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to animals, plants, insects and more that reside in the Shenandoah Valley in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions and with full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 1.1 million visitors who travel to Shenandoah every year.

Bird Watching

Author: Paula McCartney

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568988559

Category: Architecture

Page: 119

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"Paula McCartney's Bird watching series has been included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago since 2005."

Janice VanCleave's Insects and Spiders

Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

Author: Janice Pratt VanCleave

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439077811

Category: Entomology projects

Page: 92

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Presents facts about insects and spiders and includes experiments, projects, and activities related to each topic.

Best Science and Technology Reference Books for Young People

Author: Harold Robert Malinowsky

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780897745802

Category: Reference

Page: 216

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Guide lists reference books in physical, applied, and natural sciences and technology for readers from elementary school age to young adults. Includes prices, where reviewed, annotations, and subject terms.

Recommended Reference Books in Paperback

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 315

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An annotated, evaluative bibliography of some 1,000 reference titles chosen for their quality, economy, and availability. Each of the volume's 36 chapters describes and assesses paperbacks references focusing on a different subject area, from general reference volumes to the specific. The book is or


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biological apparatus and supplies

Page: N.A

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Close Encounters with Insects and Spiders

Author: James B. Nardi

Publisher: Iowa State Press


Category: Nature

Page: 185

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Text and detailed illustrations identify the physical characteristics and habits of insects and spiders that live in the home, yard, garden, and woods.

A Guide to the Zoological Literature

The Animal Kingdom

Author: George H. Bell,Diane B. Rhodes

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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This work provides access to a wealth of information. Reference librarians, students, zoologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists can use it to locate such sources as a field guide to the birds of Bali, a checklist of the mammals of Africa, an encyclopedia of fishes, a handbook on insects, an identification key to reptiles of North America, or the name of an Internet news group on western birds. It is the only existing work that contains a compilation of all the major reference sources on the animal kingdom. A comprehensive author-title index and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. The subject index includes the common and scientific names of animal groups and geographical locations. Intended for use in public, academic, and specialized libraries, as well as departments in the zoological sciences.