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Babies of the Wild - baby animals in the wild.  Another photographic collection by award-winning wildlife photographers, Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick (see below for more). 

The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen - An enchanting, illustrated Christmas story about a magical yet unlikely friendship between a little girl and a lost reindeer, lovingly told. 

A Magical WinterA Magical Winter
New book by award-winning Michigan based nature photographers, Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick.  Out of the snowstorm a little bit of magic came into the woods. At first perplexed and then delighted, the wildlife discover and are introduced to a white-tailed deer unlike any they have seen before. Readers of all ages will love this timeless story and enchanting images as they enjoy this children's picture book celebrating winter's magic. Hardcover, $19.95


< Authors & nature photographers Jean Stoick & Carl Sams II visit with Louise at JJ Cardinal's...they signed copies of their newest book: A Magical Winter (above).

Stranger in the woodsStranger In The Woods - Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick. A delightful "photographic Fantasy" will delight readers of all ages. $19.95

Special 10th anniversary edition: $21.95 (signed by authors)

© Copyright Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

now on DVD and VHSStranger in the Woods - the Movie
Journey deep into the woods and meet two snowdrifts: Pierre, who speaks with a bad French accent, and his friend Janine, a singer at heart. Together they introduce you to their forest friends and recall when a mysterious stranger came to visit. Bonus footage: behind the scenes making the book & movie. Simply delightful - 40 minutes of family fun.
DVD - includes interactive snowman, and preview of "Lost in the Woods" $19.95.
VHS $14.95  (sold out)
First Snow In The WoodsFirst Snow in the Woods by Carl R. Sams, II & Jean Stoick - Readers are taken on a beautiful photographic journey deep into the autumn woods as the animals of the forest get ready for the year’s first winter storm. They hear the cries from the great gray owl who came down from the far north carrying the warning, “Winter is coming early this year! Prepare.” From the very first page, readers will be fascinated by the exquisite photographs of wildlife amid a background of vibrant autumn reds and golds. Will the animals be ready for the cold, hard winter to come? Hardcover, 48 pgs. ISBN#: 0977010864. $19.95

© Copyright Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
printed with pride in Canada

First Snow In The Woods - dvdFirst Snow in the Woods: The Movie (DVD)
In the movie you’ll love the animals, and their perfectly-timed voice-overs that will have you believing they are really talking and singing. Produced by Laura and Rob Sams. $19.95

See sneak preview: link: sneak preview of First Snow in the Woods DVD

Tea with Lady SapphireSharing the Love of Birds
Tea with Lady Sapphire by Carl Sams II and Jean Stoick
A celebration of birds and nature and from the New York Times best-selling authors and Michigan residents.
"Reading Tea with Lady Sapphire is fun for all. The antics and activities of our wild feathered friends are brought to life with great descriptions and photographs that will amaze kids, and adults, too!" Jim Berry, President of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.  48 colorful pages, hardcover, 9¾" X 9¼", ISBN# 0982762518 $19.95.
Stoick & Sams: One Child - One PlanetOne Child, One Planet
Inspiration for the young conservationist by Bridget McGovern Llewellyn. Photography by Jean Stoick & Carl R. Sams, II. Hardcover, 45 pages. $19.95

© Copyright Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
printed with pride in Canada

Lost In The Woods: Eleven Weeks as NY Times Best Seller!Lost In The Woods
by wildlife photographers Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, authors of best-seller Stranger in the Woods. Children of all ages will enjoy this enchanted tale (see right for more info).
ISBN# 0-9671748-8-0.  $19.95

© Copyright Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

...a book of trust, patience and waiting for your time.A new life was born in the woods.
He slept alone in the tall grass.
Was he lost?
The animals of the forest wanted to know.

Through their latest book, Lost in the Woods, Sams and Stoick hope people learn most fawns found alone in the woods are rarely lost or abandoned. Newborn fawns spend their first weeks without mom because her scent will attract predators to her babe. She instinctively knows to stay only briefly to nurse and care for her fawn. He will travel with her when he is older and stronger.

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Recipe for feeding wild birdsRecipe Book For Feeding Wild Birds
by Deana Jager
150 recipes to make your own suet cakes, seed mixes and other treats to attract specific species for every season. 91 pages, paperback, nicely illustrated by author. $9.98

Michigan Author - printed in the USA!

Birds In The Yard: month by monthBirds in the Yard Month by Month by Sharon Sorenson
Get to know all the birds that will flock to a bird-friendly yard, and make your yard more attractive to those that require a little extra persuasion to visit. Paperback, 410 pages, $24.95
Old Farmhouse KitchenThe Old Farmhouse Kitchen
Recipes and old-time nostalgia - paperback. Tried and true recipes from the farmhouse kitchen, this cookbook will produce irresistible creations. Hundreds of easy-to-follow recipes provide refreshing success. Filled with photographs and anecdotes, the book is as collectible as it is useful. ISBN-13: 978-0963606648.  $19.95

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Sibley's NEW Eastern GuideThe Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition
Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the way people look at the world. In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the Birds … Now comes The Sibley Guide to Birds.” -- The New York Times
"Simply the best 'illustrated' birding guide available." -- J.J. Cardinal
Available in two versions, east and west. Flexi-cover. 464 pgs, ISBN: #9780307957917.
Sibley's 2nd edition - west regionThe Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America: Second Edition
this guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky Mountains. Available in two versions, east and west. Flexi-cover. ISBN: # 9780307957924.  $19.95
Sibley Guide to BirdsThe Sibley Guide to Birds - The brand new field guide to North American birds is the most exciting field guide to come out since Roger Tory Peterson first invented the field guide in the early years of the 20th century.  6,600 beautiful pictures of American birds in lifelike poses; over 500 large pages. Hardcover $35.00

printed in Hong Kong 

The Sibley Field Guide: Eastern N. Amer.The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America - full-color illustrations used in the publication of the acclaimed Sibley Guide to Birds is now divided into eastern and western regions. 432 pages, flexi-bound. $19.95

(1st edition) 

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by David Allen Sibley
(see Eastern region guide, above)  $19.95

bird ID tool: Sibleys flashcards - see our "gift page"

Related reference material:
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Field Guide to N. American birds by Kenn KaufmanField Guide to Birds of North America by Kenn Kaufman
In 2000 Houghton Mifflin first published the Kaufman Focus Guide to the Birds of North America. Critically acclaimed for its innovative design, the Kaufman guide began introducing a new generation to birding. In 2005, this new Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America is now the most up-to-date field guide, including dozens of changes by the American Ornithologists’ Union in official names of birds; the addition of new species to reflect the latest scientific discoveries; and dozens of updated range maps. Packaged in a compact format that has made this guide the easiest to use for fast identification in the field.Flex-bound, full color photographs, 392 pages, $18.95
Stokes: field guide to North American Birds Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America
by Donald & Lillian Stokes
Paperback: 816 pages; published by Little, Brown and Company. Features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 color photographs. ISBN# 978-0316010504. 5¾ x 2 x 8½ inches.

import alert: printed in China 

Peterson field guide - new editionPeterson Field Guide to Birds of North America - The most accessible, concise, and easy-to-use Peterson guide. Includes full-color Peterson-style illustrations, species accounts, maps on same page, and other information. Flexi-bound, 544 pages with 195 color plates. A "must-have" field guide for birding lovers; ISBN-10: 0618966145. $26.00 Feeder BirdsFeeder Birds of Eastern North America: A Quick and Easy Guide to Identifying Who is on Your Bird Feeder. Slim, affordable and in a larger format designed especially for the eighty million North Americans who watch and feed birds. Full-color, $9.95
Peterson Guide: Warblers, by Jon DunnPeterson Guide to Warblers - by John Dunn. All 60 North American species of warblers are described in detail; color maps. Flexibound $20.00; Hardcover: $30.00

printed in the USA 

Peterson eastern/central 5th editionA Field Guide to the Birds Of Eastern and Central North America - Peterson, paperback. New revised 5th edition; flexibound. $20.00
The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern & Central North America
A Guide to Listening 2nd edition by Donald Kroodsma & Larry McQueen, Cornell Lab Publishing. This interactive handbook of birds and their songs for beginning bird-watchers. With a touch-button electronic module housing common vocalizations of 75 species from across Eastern and Central North America, this volume offers a truly sensory way to identify and get to know local birds. Crisply detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations. ISBN: 9781943645015. $34.95
The Warbler GuideThe Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle
Illustrated by Catherine Hamilton $ 29.95, flexibound, 560 pages, 6¼" x 8¾" full-color photographs, charts, maps, Princeton University Press. The Warbler Guide revolutionizes bird watching, making warbler identification easier than ever before.

- Covers all 56 species in the United States and Canada
- Song and call finders make identification easy with a few simple questions
- Visual quick finders help you identify warblers at any angle
- Detailed species accounts, song mnemonics, undertail patterns, color impressions, habitat and behavior information


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.reference that focuses on common bird species, butterflies, mammals and other life forms in Michigan region
Mushrooms of the Northeast Mushrooms of Northeast North America
Midwest to New England by George Barron
Contains 875, big beautiful full color photographs of 609 species you'd find in this region. Flexi cover, $26.95

As a retirement project, George Barron devoted much of his time to collecting and photographing the mushrooms and other macrofungi of Canada and northern United States. His efforts are what made this awesome book possible.

Ted Black's Birds of MichiganBirds of Michigan by Ted Black & Gregory Kennedy
Learn about 302 species of Michigan birds in fascinating detail. Descriptions of each bird, illustrations and range maps help you identify birds and understand their habits. The birds are grouped and color coded for quick identification. A checklist helps you keep a list of your birding accomplishments. ISBN#: 978-1-55105-336-3. 360 pages, 5½" x 8½" paperback. $21.95
Wild About Michigan BirdsWild About Michigan Birds A Youth's Guide to the Birds of Michigan
Introduce Kids to the Fun of Bird Watching Includes: color photos, habitat info, range maps, egg photos, life cycles, places to journal, and really fun facts for kids! Paperback. $17.95
Birds of MichiganBirds of Michigan: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela features 112 species, all Michigan birds. No need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in our state. Easy to use color guide: see a yellow bird and you don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section. Contains range maps and interesting facts. $12.95

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Birds of Michigan with CD!Birds of Michigan Field Guide and Audio CD - The two best tools for enjoying birds in Michigan in one great, pocket-size package! This exceptional value includes Birds of Michigan Field Guide to 112 common birds, and a follow-along audio CD of the bird’s songs and calls, and packages tidily in a leather case, $29.95
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backyard birdsBackyard Bird Identification Booklet - A field guide to more than 80 common feeder visitors across North America. The booklet's introduction tells you how to identify various birds. The balance of the booklet is devoted to photographs of each species, with ranges, field marks, and food preferences. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99 bluebirdsEnjoying Bluebirds More - The perfect bluebird landlord manual! Learn how to get the greatest number of healthy bluebirds and the most enjoyment from your bluebird boxes. Dazzling color photographs and illustrations make this comprehensive handbook an outstanding value. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99

see also: J.J. Cardinal's bluebird feeders & houses

Bird Watcher's Digest booklet: Enjoy birdfeedingEnjoying Bird Feeding More - filled with practical tips on everything from suet to mealworms. Author Julie Zickefoose shares her secrets for setting up a feeding station that will bring your yard to life by attracting more birds. 32 colorful pages. $4.99 Answer GuideAnswer Guide - BWD Editor Bill Thompson, III, helps you cut to the chase by providing answers and solutions to 101 backyard questions. From cats to squirrels, from baffles to birdbaths, from sick birds to quick birds (hummingbirds), it's all in here. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99
Bird homesA Guide to Bird Homes - Did you know that 85 species of North American birds use nest boxes or natural cavities? Author Scott Shalaway reveals the lessons he's learned in years of backyard study. You'll find out what works and what doesn't work; you'll get species profiles of the most prolific cavity nesters; and the beautiful photographs that accompany the text will amaze and delight you. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99

see also: J.J. Cardinal's bird houses & bird house kits

batsUnderstanding Bats - Learn about the secret lives of these gentle mammals and how they benefit us. Researchers Kim Williams and Rob Mies dispel common myths, answer frequently asked questions, profile North America's six most regularly seen bat species, and provide information about bat conservation. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99
purple martinsEnjoying Purple Martins More - The first-ever complete handbook for the purple martin landlord. Packed with priceless info, it includes a scout-arrival-dates map, a predator baffle design, and a troubleshooting chart. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99 squirrelsEnjoying Squirrels More (or Less!) - Learn about the world of squirrels and the ways you can attract, distract, or repel them. Squirrel expert Howard Youth recounts stories from the squirrel/feeder war front, profiles a colorful roundup of North American squirrels, and outlines ways of keeping squirrels away from your feeders. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99

see also: J.J. Cardinal's squirrel feeders

woodpeckersEnjoying Woodpeckers More - Join Julie Zickefoose for a journey into the not-so-secret lives of this favorite family of birds. From the dinky downy to the cackling pileated, Julie offers a definitive account of woodpeckers, describing their food preferences, housing choices, and sometimes baffling behavior. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99 water gardenCreating Your Water Garden  There are few additions to a yard that evoke the tranquillity and serenity of a water garden. The latest title from Bird Watcher's Digest Press includes everything you need to know about creating your own water garden. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99
hummingbirdsEnjoying Hummingbirds More - This primer offers excellent guidance for attracting and hosting hummingbirds. Any gardener or backyard bird watcher in North America can expect a hummingbird to visit during the warmer months. Eager hummingbird watchers should be prepared to greet these tiny beauties with flowering plants and nectar feeders. Detailed plant and flower charts. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99

see also: J.J. Cardinal's hummingbird feeders

bird gardenCreating Your Backyard Bird Garden - A great backyard bird sanctuary starts from the ground up. Water, food, nesting habitat, cover---all the essentials are addressed by David Donnelly in this groundbreaking effort. You'll bring in the birds and thank Bird Watchers Digest. (32-page, full-color booklet) $4.99
Enjoying Cardinals MoreEnjoying Cardinals More - This delightful 32-page booklet contains fantastic information about one of the most popular North American backyard birds-the northern cardinal. Complete with beautiful full-color photographs throughout, this booklet appeals to cardinal admirers of all ages and bird-watching skill levels. Enjoying Cardinals More has all the information bird watchers need to attract cardinals to their yards and feeders. It offers useful tips to help identify cardinals by sight and by sound, and describes a variety of cardinal behavior from nesting to feeding flocks. $4.99

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Discovering MothsDiscovering Moths - John Himmelman introduces us to the beautiful, fascinating, and unappreciated cousins of the butterflies: moths. Learn about the hundreds of species that live right outside your home, how to identify them, and attract them. Paper, full-color photographs and black & white illustrations, $18.95

printed in China

Caterpillars  by EarleyCaterpillars: Find - Identify - Raise Your Own by Chris Earley
Creatures that can turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly or a moth fascinate everyone. If you're curious about caterpillars and the magic of their transformation into a butterfly or moth, this newly released book is for you and only $6.95.  ISBN: 978-1770851832, 32 pages, paperback.


Butterflies & Moths - a Golden GuideGolden Guide to Butterflies and Moths
This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press illustrates in full color 423 of the most common, widespread, important, or unusual North American species of Lepidoptera. A lot of information packed into this handy guide. $7.95

printed in USA

Butterflies of the North WoodsNorth Woods Naturalist Series
The popular North Woods Naturalist Series field guides contain detailed information, with innovative formats that make field identification a snap. Each guide will help you know what to look for and when. These books are made exclusively for the regions encompassing the North Woods of the United States and Canada. $18.95 each
Caterpillars of Eastern North AmericaPrinceton Field Guides: Caterpillars of Eastern North America - By David L. Wagner
This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. Absolutely the best caterpillar identification book! $29.95
Insects - part of the Golden Guide seriesGolden Guides: Insects - revised and updated (February 2001). Handy 4" x 6" paperback reference, 160 pages, full-color illustrations. From St. Martin’s Press,  $6.95
Family Butterfly BookThe Family Butterfly Book By Rick Mikula - Though many of us know that caterpillars turn into butterflies, Rick explains the transformation from start to finish-egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly-and reveals where each stage can be found in the wilds of our own backyards. With stunning full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, Rick explains how to attract, safely catch and handle, and raise and support butterflies. He also discusses how to make irresistible habitats for butterflies and emphasizes the importance of basking sites, water sources, and shelter. Did you ever want to hand-feed a butterfly? Have a live-butterfly tree? Feature butterflies in special celebrations? Rick explains all that and more. With vital facts, how-to projects and intriguing discussions of butterfly behavior and lore, The Family Butterfly Book is sure to amaze and inspire readers of all ages. $16.95 Printed with pride in Canada Kaufman: ButterfliesKaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America
By Jim P. Brock & Kenn Kaufman
The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information. $19.95
Insects & SpidersNorth American Insects & Spiders by Lorus & Margery Milne - National Audubon Society Field Guide Series; 990 pages, full-color photographs, range maps, handy pocket size, $19.95

printed in Japan

Insects of North WoodsInsects of the North Woods
A Field Guide to 300 of Our Most Distinctive and Interesting Insects by Jeff Hahn
Have you ever wondered what that colorful bug on your wood pile was? Insects of the North Woods will help you identify more than 300 species of six-legged critters native to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. $18.95
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Mammals of North AmericaMammals of North America by Roland W. Kays, and Don E. Wilson--this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the mammals of North America. Flexi-bound cover, $19.95 Mammals of the NortheastMammals of the Northeast
By John O. Whitaker, Jr. & Randall Reeves
The over-size format allows for truly spectacular reproduction of full-color photographs of lynx, bobcat, moose, deer, whales, and dolphins by several celebrated photographers. $16.95
Raccoons: a Natural HistoryRaccoons A Natural History
By Samuel I. Zeveloff - The word ‘raccoon’ is drawn from the Native American Algonquian language. Their term arakun roughly translates to “he who scratches with his hands.” Anyone who has found a raccoon rummaging around in a once securely closed trash container can attest to how skillful raccoons are with their front paws. Samuel Zeveloff explores this trait and much more in his accessible natural history of raccoons. $17.95
Petersons: field guide to Mammals of North AmericaPeterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America
By Fiona A. Reid - Fourth edition - completely rewritten, with all-new range maps and illustrations for all species. All the mammals of North America north of Mexico are covered, including those found in near-shore waters. The most comprehensive, in-depth, and current guide to North American mammals, this book is the only one to include both paintings and photographs, as well as photographs of animal skulls. $20.00
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Sibley: Guide to TreesThe Sibley Guide to Trees - Written and Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

"A beautiful, masterful, and much-needed work that will henceforth be our guide to North American trees." -- Edward O. Wilson

Precise illustrations, clear descriptions, and invaluable information. Flexi-cover. $39.95

American Woodland GardenThe American Woodland Garden - Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest. Alphabetical listing of woodland plants offers useful advice for every garden, emphasizing native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, sedges, and flowering perennials that fit the forest aesthetic. 700 stunning photos show both the natural plant in the wild and the effects that can be achieved with them in garden settings. Information on planting, soils, and maintenance, 376 pages, full-color photographs, hardcover, $49.95. Rick Darke
Growing & PropagatingGrowing and Propagating Wild Flowers An Easy-to-Use Guide for All Gardeners
By Harry Phillips “With this book in hand, any gardener can effectively have a wildflower garden without robbing a single plant from nature. . . . You will find this book helpful no matter where you garden,” - Southern Living. $22.95
Diane AckermanCultivating Delight - A Natural History of My Garden. Diane Ackerman delights in her garden through all the seasons. Written in sensuous, lyrical prose, Cultivating Delight is a hymn to nature and the pleasure we take in it. Hardcover, $25.00
raising Mason beesMason Bees, Gentle-Natured Garden Caretakers - Raising mason bees is easy, but gardeners new to these gentle pollinators will appreciate our How-To Guide pamphlet. Easy to read, this 16-page pamphlet is a quick reference guide to help your gardeners be successful with both spring and summer mason bees. $3.99
* Discussion of which bee fits your needs - An overview of what you need in your yard
* Time tables for both spring bees and summer leafcutter bees
* An overview of pests and what to do about them
* A summary of bees, nesting material, houses, and accessories
Outwitting DeerOutwitting Deer 101 Truly Ingenious Methods and Proven Techniques to Prevent Deer from Devouring Your Garden and Destroying Your Yard - By Bill Adler, Jr. - As adaptable as squirrels, deer will jump fences, trample flowers, even enter your house-all in search of a good meal. Adler offers over one hundred truly ingenious methods for outwitting these voracious ungulates. Armed with Outwitting Deer, you will keep your gardens and backyards safe from the armies of these lovely but ravenous animals. $14.95
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  “An excellent guidebook” - Bowling Green Daily News
  “The serious horticulturist, the devoted gardener, the occasional gardener, and even the interested novice will benefit from this book.” - Southern Living
   “Impressive . . . A must-have book on the shelf of anyone interested in nature in Florida.” - Tampa Tribune-Times
Hardcover $29.95,  Paperback $24.95

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National Audubon's "Rocks & Minerals"Audubon Society Guide to Rocks and Minerals Photographs organized visually by their subjects color with thumb tab index makes identification quick and easy. Twice as many descriptions and color plates as any other guide. 850 pages, $19.95 Golden Guide: Rocks, Gems & MineralsA Golden Guide to Rocks, Gems and Minerals
Fully revised, and easy-to-use guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals with fascination information. 160 pages, $6.95
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Fossils-a guide by the Audubon Society Audubon Society Guide to Fossils
Photographs organized visually by their subjects color with thumb tab index makes identification quick and easy. Twice as many descriptions and color plates as any other guide. 850 pages, $19.95

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Stokes: Beginners Guide to BatsBats by Donald and Lillian Stokes
Paperback, $8.95, all ages You’ll find everything you need to set up a bat box, in this easy-to-use beginner’s guide.
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Winter WalkWinter Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow.
Hardcover, $16.99 (sold out for the season)


snowflakes - make some today!Snowflakes Creative Paper Cutouts
This book shows you how to make wonderful snowflakes, and we think this would be a perfect family get-together. This book will turn you into a snowflake pro (which is not quite the same as being a flake-ologist). It contains 75 full-size patterns, and includes instructions for folding, cutting, and decorating your snowflakes. $9.95  

printed with pride in USA!

Wish To Be A Christmas TreeA Wish to be a Christmas Tree
by Michael Glenn & Colleen Monroe
This charming tale of an overgrown pine that was always passed over for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a holiday classic for years to come.
$17.95  (sold out for the season)
"mommy hugs"Mommy Hugs
What could be sweeter than adorable baby animals snuggling with their mommies? This simple board book with warm illustrations feature a variety of animals and celebrate the affection between mothers and children. Cuddles and kisses will surely abound when reading this aloud! $6.95
Chickadee SpiritThe Chickadee Spirit
by Bill O. Smith

The Chickadee Spirit takes the reader into a curious winter community - strong, kind and slightly screwy, a community welcoming to each and every creature that ventures into the "chickadee dome". Along the way, children are introduced to the beauties and mysteries of the natural world. Hardcover: $18.85
Chickadees At NightChickadees at Night
by Bill O. Smith
Where do chickadees go at night? What a story they have to tell! So gather around, one and all, for a flight of fancy into the mysteries of the natural world. Gorgeous illustrations, clever text, and a reverence for the natural world are woven together seamlessly, and resolved into a deeply satisfying conclusion. A quiet delight for both listener and storyteller. Hardcover: $18.85
a photo-story: Chippy!a delightful story

Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden
by Kathy M. Miller
This story is based on delightful photographs of a chipmunk's antics as he explores a garden. Few can resist Chippy's impish charm. Hardcover, a beautiful book for nature lovers of all ages, $19.95

Starting Life TreesStarting Life: Tree
By Claire Llewellyn
You’ll love the Starting Life series of books. Beautifully illustrated, and exceptional text explains the life cycles of plants, insects, and others. Ages 4 - 8, $16.95 each
Angelina KatrinaAngelina Katrina - Bugs in my backyard by Kathleen Loper, illustrated by Dan Waltz. Visit with Angelina Katrina as she leads you through her backyard and introduces several new friends. Find out just how easy it is for things in nature to get along and the lessons we can learn from the simple little bugs we see every day. ISBN 0-9741774-4-X  Hardcover $17.95
Busy with BugsBusy with Bugs by Toni Albert
Busy with Bugs provides and ant hill of activity for kids who love bugs and bug adventures. The book buzzes with practical how-to information, fun facts, and awesome illustrations. It is also funny. Peppered throughout the book are “Bug Giggles,” quick one or two line jokes … for instance: What do you call the biggest ant in the world? Answer: a Giant. Get it!? You’ll also find several different bug traps and information on how to care for the bugs when you trap them. Kids age five through teens will love this book. Paperback, 72 pages, and $11.95
Wild About Michigan BirdsWild About Michigan Birds A Youth's Guide to the Birds of Michigan
Introduce Kids to the Fun of Bird Watching Includes: color photos, habitat info, range maps, egg photos, life cycles, places to journal, and really fun facts for kids! Paperback. $17.95
Batemans Backyard BirdsBateman’s Backyard Birds by Robert Bateman
Renowned wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman invites young birders to discover the wonderful world of birds that exists in their own backyards. There’s no better way to start a lifelong adventure with birds! Age 5 - 12, $14.99
a coloring book of exotic butterflies & more!Exotic Butterflies and Moths Coloring Book - a collection of finely detailed accurate illustrations by nature artist Ruth Soffer. 29 species of butterflies and moths, and offers colorists a special challenge-and hours of coloring enjoyment. Ages 7 and up, $3.95
just a buck!Dinosaur Sticker Activity Book -  We offer a complete collection of little Dover dollar activity books. Paper, full-color illustrations, ages five and up, priced from $1.00 Starting life duckStarting Life: Duck
By Claire Llewellyn
Every child is enthralled with baby ducklings at the park. This book takes readers through each stage of life—from egg to duckling to duck. Age 4 – 8, hardcover, $16.95
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Stranger In The Woods, Lost In The Woods, and First Snow In The Woods © Copyright Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

Journals - Write it Down! - Bird Watching “It’s what’s inside that counts.” By Journals Unlimited, Inc. Printed and assembled in Bay City in Michigan out of acid-free, recycled papers and printed with soy-based ink. They have a durable hard-cover design with a wire-o binding. Made to last. Your notes & observations will become an heirloom.

“There’s lots of room to record your observations: time, place, weather, species, and other notes. I wish I had one of these when I started bird watching.” - Louise Dawson

Mini: 3” x 5½”, 160 pages, $6.95
Large: 7½” x 9”, 200 pages, $19.95

journals - made in Michigan!


how to order... Okay, admittedly we're "low-tech" - but what we do, we do well, swift, accurate and honest. Your order should be in transit in less than 24-hours, often same day.

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