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Trees of Illinois Field Guide (Tree Identification Guides)

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (272 pages)

Trees of Illinois Field Guide (Tree Identification Guides)
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Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 124 Illinois trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that 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.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest (Kaufman Field Guides)

By Kenn Kaufman & Jeff Sayre

Houghton Mifflin Peterson Books
Paperback (416 pages)

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest (Kaufman Field Guides)
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The only field guide to bring along to identify the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, rocks, and sky of the Midwest

Even if we focus on certain things in the outdoors, most of us are curious about everything else that might turn up. Serious birders, botanists, and entomologists all have their specialized guides, but this book is the guide to “everything else"—the one guide to take when you go out for a walk. Wow, that’s a cool-looking mushroom. Wonder what it is. Hey, look at that weird insect.

Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, even constellations overhead and rocks underfoot—it’s all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, nontechnical language, and more than two thousand color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide (Field-To-Kitchen Guides)

By Joe McFarland

University of Illinois Press
Paperback (232 pages)

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide (Field-To-Kitchen Guides)
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Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert.

As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving.

Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.

Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide

By Michael Jeffords & James R. Wiker

Illinois Natural History Survey
Released: 2019-03-16
Paperback (440 pages)

Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide
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Prairie spaces and abundant wildflowers make Illinois an amateur lepidopterist's delight. Butterflies of Illinois offers a portable, easy-to-use guide rich with descriptions, field photography, and life-sized specimen photos of all the state's native species. It also includes:• identification quick guides depicting the tops and undersides of all butterfly species• scientific information and photos that explain life cycles, habitats, and ecology• range maps• flight period charts• key characteristics relevant to field identification• descriptions of rarely seen butterflies and irregular visitors from nearby states• supplemental information on various species, including collection records and unusual sightings Geared toward enthusiasts and experts alike, Butterflies of Illinois is a must-have companion for any nature hike or garden walk.

A Guide to Finding Birds Along the Illinois River Flyway

By Dr. Joseph T Steensma

SHEBA Media
Paperback (142 pages)

A Guide to Finding Birds Along the Illinois River Flyway
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Each year millions of birds swarm to the Illinois River Flyway. Some pass through on their way to breeding or wintering grounds, while others stay for a season, or even year round. With over 360 species reported, 150 breeding species, and many accessible properties and habitats, the Illinois River Flyway is one of the premier birding hotspots in North America. Whether you are an “hardcore birder” trying to chase down a regional specialty or a novice birdwatcher trying to find good places to find new birds, offers insights and advice from the best known birders in the region. This easy-to-use guide will help you plan your birding adventure in each season and in every type of habitat.

Birds of Indiana Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (292 pages)

Birds of Indiana Field Guide
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Make bird watching in Indiana even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in Indiana. This book features 112 species of Indiana birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

ILLINOIS DMV PERMIT TEST AT A GLANCE: 2019 Permit Practice Test With Over 200 Questions & Answers for Illinois DMV written Exam

By Patience C Anderson

Independently published
Paperback (84 pages)

ILLINOIS DMV PERMIT TEST AT A GLANCE: 2019 Permit Practice Test With Over 200 Questions & Answers for Illinois DMV written Exam
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This Illinois DMV permit practice test at a glance has a proven high success rate. This test guide has different sections of what you will be tested on. And there are over 200 questions and answer in it, which will give you an in-depth knowledge as well as sufficient preparation for the test. The questions cover defensive driving, road markings/signs, and turnings. It also includes some questions on braking, steering techniques, and skid controls. It also provides some basic teen driver's safety. There are many more questions in this book to ensure that you pass your test with ease. You can be certain of achieving an excellent result at the end. You are strongly advised to do well to repeat each practical test until you have become acquainted with the technique of questions and answers and as you consistently practice with this book and are able to score about 90% and above, your fears of failure will be a thing of the past. I'd like to congratulate in advance because I have no doubt that with proper preparation which this book will help to ensure, you are headed for a mind-blowing success.

Illinois Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification)

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Released: 2016-08-29
Pamphlet (12 pages)

Illinois Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification)
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The Prairie State's diverse habitats are the permanent or migratory home of 440 species of birds, including the state bird, the northern cardinal. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com

Illinois Butterflies & Moths: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification)

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Released: 2016-08-29
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Illinois Butterflies & Moths: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification)
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Illinois' state butterfly, the Monarch, is one of over 480 species of butterflies and moths found in this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 70 familiar and unique species. It includes information on their life cycle and features illustrations of common caterpillars and pupae. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com

Illinois Gardener's Guide (Gardener's Guides)

By James A Fizzell

Brand: Cool Springs Press
Paperback (272 pages)

Illinois Gardener s Guide (Gardener s Guides)
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Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value.

The "Illinois Gardener's Guide: Revised Edition" is written by the popular gardening expert James Fizzell. It contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices (more than 190 entries) for Illinois. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for Illinois' best plants.

It is a must read for every Illinois gardener.



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