Some books are meant to be read. These are meant to be used.
You can learn a lot about nature in the classroom—reading, researching, and doing experiments. But there are some things you can only pick up out there in the midst of the outdoors, and the National Audubon Society Field Guides can help.
I’ve always been jealous of the people who can pick out trees and birds and constellations by sight. It always seemed like a kind of foreign language I could never pick up. But if you’re willing to put in the effort, these field guides provide the guidance you need to identify the flora and fauna in your area.
They’re designed to be carried out into nature, where you can reference them to learn about your natural environment. Pictures and descriptions help you narrow down the species, and the books are designed to take a beating from dirt and wind and rain.
Even better, they’re published by the respected conservation group the National Audubon Society. Founded in 1905, Audubon is dedicated to protecting “birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.”
TIPsters know that education is key to changing the world, and these resources can help provide the experiential learning necessary to really understand our ecosystem.
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