Recommended Adult Books

Piedmont Wildlife Center Adult Book List

Birds

Bird Tracks and Signs: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbrock

Petersons Guide to Eastern Birds Nests by Hal Harrison

Stokes Guide to Bird Behavior Volume 1 by Donald and Lillian Stokes

Stokes Guide to Bird Behavior Volume 2 by Donald and Lillian Stokes

Stokes Guide to Bird Behavior Volume 3 by Donald and Lillian Stokes

Sibley’s Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley

Birders Handbook: A Field Guide to Natural History of North American Birds by Paul Ehrlich

Tracking

Mammal Tracks and Signs: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbrock

Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign by Paul Rezendes

Stokes Guide to Animal Tracking by Donald and Lillian Stokes

Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbrock

Field Guide to Tracking and Nature Observation by Tom Brown

Skulls and Bones: A Guide to the Skeletal Structures and Behavior of North American Mammals by Glenn Searfross

Plants

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel

Tree Identification Guide by Richard Symmonds

Shrub Identification Guide by Richard Symmonds

Petersons Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America by Lee Allen Peterson

Petersons Guide to Wildflowers of the North East Region by Hal Harrison

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants In Wild (and Not so Wild) Places by Steve Brill

National Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Trees by National Audubon Society

Peterson Field Guide to Trees by George A. Petrides 

Nature Mentoring

Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell

Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young

Exploring Natural Mystery: Kamana One by Jon Young

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Joseph Bruchac

Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children by Joseph Bruchac

Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children by Joseph Bruchac

Seeing through Native Eyes (CD set) by Jon Young

General Nature Awareness

A Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants: North America North of Mexico by Roger Caras

Readers Digest Guide to North American Wildlife by Editors of Readers Digest

Ecology

Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England by Tom Wessels

Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Forests by John C. Kricher

Pond Life: A Golden Guide by George K. Reid

Other

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms by National Audubon Society

Mushrooms Demystified by David Aurora

Golden Guide to Weather by Paul E. Burnett

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America by Amy Bartlett Wright

Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians by Robert C. Stebbins and Roger Tory Peterson

Stokes Guide to Observing Insects Lives by Donald Stokes

Wilderness Skills

The Boy Scout Handbook

Tom Browns Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown