Nature Books

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    CampingFamily1 Active Member

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    Here is our library of Nature books used to identify nature we encounter.

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    We store these in a plastic container on the camper floor while driving and then set them up on the shelf when setting up the camper, so they are ready for use anytime we come back from a hike or see something that needs identifying.

    Notice the "Lady Fern" on top of the books below. We used our Fern book to identify this pretty and feminine looking fern.

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    Can you identify this insect on the side of our camper?
    It looks like a type of a Caterpillar that just transformed into a Moth.

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    That’s a May Fly

     
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    Thanks! See how fun this is to identify nature!
     
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    Hi there, I need advice for RV sites in Algonquin Park, Ontario
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    [LOL][LOL][LOL] @ The Mosquito Book.

    We have only one book in our camper. Florida's Living Beaches. We used to have an Audubon Field Guide for birds, but nobody ever used it so I sold it on eBay.
     
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    That mosquito book is the most informative book I've ever seen on Mosquitos. Its got everything in there! And its funny.
     
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    There's a forum for campsite reviews and recommendations and you'll find some info there.
    You can't really go wrong with sites in Algonquin but it's a popular park and there may not be much available at this point in theyear, especially if you are looking for a serviced site.
    We stayed at Lake of Two Rivers in May - and it was lovely.
     
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    That is the first thing I saw... Really? A mosquito book? I may have to check it out.
     
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    May fly. These will swarm at times. I like inhaling them while cutting grass.
     
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    I carry that many bird books with me! But seriously, I applaud your desire to know what's out there. You'll live a lifetime and never see it all but keep looking.
     
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    That's an impressive collection of books!

    We use the Audobon Field Guides to North American Wildflowers, Birds and Mammals. Once identified, I find Mr. Google gives me way more information than I ever wanted to know. LOL
     
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    Thanks! Yes google works when there is a connection. Book just give a break from technology.
     
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    For sure. :)

    I usually wait for Mr. Google for when we are home, as we generally don't camp where there is an internet connection.
     

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