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Sunday, April 10, 2011
From Backyard to the Sea
If you don't always know the difference between one tree or another; which tweet is serenading you from a backyard nest; or what creature called your latest beachcombed shell home, you may enjoy any of the following generously illustrated field guides.
You'll find another 600 entries here, most about familiar mollusks and the geographical regions in which they live. Among others, DK's Shell, a kid's title by Alex Arthur, may serve as useful companion.
Field guides can offer a useful way to plan and forward exploratory outings with your kids. Pair any of the above guides with how-to books by Richard Louv, who also hosts a website about keeping not just city kids in touch with the natural world.