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A field guide to your own back yard
by John Hanson. Mitchell Details
Here is a book to enhance our appreciation of the small citizens of the world and to introduce us to the neighbors we never knew we had, from spotted salamanders to meadow voles, from snowy tree crickets to ambrosia beetles, all living within steps of your door.
Compact guide to Missouri birds
by Michael Roedel Details
Each two-page account includes color illustations, fascinating facts, and photographs of each bird's egg.
Field guide to backyard birds of the Midwest
by  Cool Springs Press Details
In this edition, each of the Midwest region's 80 most popular bird species gets its own page, complete with a concise description, preferred habitat, feeding and migration habits, and tips for attracting them to your bird feeders. Illustrated with colorful range maps, vibrant images, and a brilliant tabbed layout that helps you quickly search for birds by color, this portable field book will never again leave that elusive Pileated Woodpecker unimpressed with your sub-par suet supply.
Kaufman field guide to insects of North America
by Eric R. Eaton Details
Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify, but here readers will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of insects and their fascinating life histories.
National Geographic illustrated guide to wildlife : from your back door to the great outdoors : mammals/birds/reptiles & amphibians/aquatic life/insects & spiders
by  National Geographic Society Details
Each of the five realms of wildlife gets a chapter, and each chapter identifies 160 of the most common and most interesting animals around, providing essential information and a bullet list of key points on each species. Photographs and original artwork represent 900 species total, making this the ultimate field guide to the creatures of the continental United States and Canada, from your own backyard into the deepest wilderness.
The Wild mammals of Missouri
by Charles W. Schwartz Details
Prepared by two of Missouri's most distinguished conservationists, The Wild Mammals of Missouri has been the definitive guide to mammals of this state for over forty years.
Venomous snakes
by Cynthia Berger Details
Includes field guide to venomous snakes of North America.
Updated 06/12/2015

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