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Reading and Reference Materials

    Ecology of the Northwoods

General

  • Benyus, Janine, Northwoods Wildlife, A Watcher's Guide to Habitats, NorthWord Press, 1989
  • Bonnicksen, Thomas M., America's Ancient Forests, From the Ice Age to the Age of Discovery, John Wiley and Sons, 2000
  • Daniel, Glenda and Jerry Sullivan, The North Woods of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide, Sierra Club Books, 1981
  • Heinselman, Miron, The Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystem, University of Minnesota Press, 1996
  • Kricher, John, A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998

Waters

  • Caduto, Michael, Pond and Brook, A Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments, University Press of New England, 1990
  • Waters, Thomas F., Wildstream, A Natural History of the Free Flowing River, Riparian Press, 2000

Wetlands

  • Crum, Howard, A Focus on Peatlands and Peat Mosses, University of Michigan Press, 1992
  • Niering, William, Wetlands, National Audubon Society Nature Guides, Alfred A. Knopf, 1997

    Field Guides to Northwoods Flora and Fauna

Flora

General

  • Chadde, Steve, A Great Lakes Wetland Flora, Pocketflora Press, 1998
  • Eastman, John, The Book of Forest and Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America, Stackpole Books, 1992
  • Eastman, John, The Book of Swamp and Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater Wetlands, Stackpole Books, 1995
  • Loegering, W.Q. and E.P. DuCharme, Plants of the Canoe Country, 1978
  • Royer, France and Richard Dickinson, Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada, University of Alberta Press, 1999
  • Stensaas, Mark, Canoe Country Flora: Plants and Trees of the North Woods and Boundary Waters, Pfeifer-Hamilton, 1996
  • Van Bruggen, Theodore, Wildflowers, Grasses, & Other Plants of the Northern Plains and Black Hills, Badlands Natural History Association, 1992

Grasses

  • Knobel, Edward, Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of the United States, Dover, 1980

Ferns

  • Cobb, Boughton, A Field Guide to the Ferns and Their Related Families of Northeastern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin, 1963
  • Tryon, Rolla, Ferns of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, 1980

Herbs

  • Moyle, John and Evelyn, Northland Wild Flowers, A Guide for the Minnesota Region, University of Minnesota Press, 1977
  • Niering, William and Nancy Olmstead, The Audbon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region, Alfred A. Knopf, 1979
  • Peterson, Roger Tory and Margaret McKenny, A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and Northcentral North America, Houghton Mifflin, 1968
  • Smith, Welby, Orchids of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, 1993
  • Vance, Fenton, James Jowsey, and James McLean, Wildflowers of the Northern Great Plains, University of Minnesota Press, 1984
  • Weeds of the North Central States, University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960

Mosses

  • McQueen, Cyrus, Field Guide to the Peat Mosses of Boreal North America, University Press of New England, 1990

Woody Plants

  • Little, Elbert, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees, Eastern Region, Alfred A. Knopf, 1980
  • Petrides, George, A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs, Houghton Mifflin, 1972
  • Rathke, David, Minnesota Trees, University of Minnesota Extension Service, 1995

Fauna

General

  • Henderson, Carroll, Traveler's Guide to Wildlife in Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1997
  • Stensaas, Mark, Canoe Country Wildlife: A Field Guide to the North Woods and Boundary Waters, Pfeifer-Hamilton, 1993

Birds

  • Bent, Arthur Cleveland, Life Histories of North American Blackbirds, Orioles, Tanagers, and Their Allies, Dover, 1965
  • Bent, Arthur Cleveland, Life Histories of North American Flycathcers, Larks, Swallows, and Their Allies, Dover, 1963
  • Bent, Arthur Cleveland, Life Histories of North American Nuthatches, Wrens, Thrashers, and Their Allies, Dover, 1964
  • Bent, Arthur Cleveland, Life Histories of North American Thrushes, Kinglets, and Their Allies, Dover, 1964
  • Bent, Arthur Cleveland, Life Histories of North American Wagtails, Shrikes, Vireos, and Their Allies, Dover, 1965
  • Bent, Arthur Cleveland, Life Histories of North American Woodpeckers, Dover, 1964
  • Bull, John and John Farrand, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Eastern Region, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977
  • Dunn, Jon and Kimball Garrett, A Field Guide to Warblers of North America, Houghton Mifflin, 1997
  • Farrand, John, ed., The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, Alfred A. Knopf, 1983
  • Galati, Robert, Golden-Crowned Kinglets: Treetop Nesters of the North Woods, Iowa State University Press, 1991
  • Green, Janet, Birds and Forests: A Management and Conservation Guide, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1995
  • Janssen, Robert, Birds in Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, 1987
  • Mathews, F. Schuler, Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904
  • National Geographic Society, Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 3rd edition, National Geographic Society, 1999
  • Peterson, Roger Tory, A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin, 1980
  • Roberts, Thomas, A Manual for the Identification of the Birds of Minnesota and Neighboring States, University of Minnesota Press, 1955
  • Sibley, David Allen, The Sibley Guide to Birds, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000
  • Tekiela, Stan, Birds of Minnesota Field Guide, Adventure Publications, 1998

Fishes

  • Boschung, Herbert et. al, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales, and Dolphins, Knopf, 1983
  • Phillips, Gary, William Schmid and James Underhill, Fishes of the Minnesota Region, University of Minnesota Press, 1982

Herps

  • Conant, Roger and Joseph Collins, A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin, 1975
  • Oldfield, Barney and John Moriarty, Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, 1994

Invertebrates

  • Dunkle, Sidney, Dragonflies through Binoculars, A Field Guide to the Dragonflies of North America, Oxford University Press, 2000
  • Dunn, Gary, Insects of the Great Lakes Region, University of Michigan Press, 1996
  • Opler, Paul, A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992

Mammals

  • Burt, William and Richard Grossenheider, A Field Guide to the Mammals of North America north of Mexico, Houghton Mifflin, 1976
  • Hazard, Evan, The Mammals of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, 1982
  • Powell, Roger, The Fisher: Life History, Ecology, and Behavior, University of Minnesota Press, 1993

Fungi

  • Lincoff, Gary, National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998

    Growing Native Plants

  • Eisel, Mervin, Trees, Shrubs & Vines for Minnesota Landscapes, University of Minnesota Extension, 1997
  • Henderson, Carroll, Landscaping for Wildlife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1987
  • Holmes, Roger, editor, Taylor's Guide to Natural Gardening, Houghton Mifflin, 1993
  • Phillips, Harry, Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers, University of North Carolina Press, 1985
  • Snyder, Leon, Flowers for Northern Gardens, University of Minnesota Press, 1983

    Maps

  • Fisher F-Series, W.A. Fisher Co., Virginia, MN
  • McKenzie Maps, McKenzie Products, Minong, WI

    Miscellaneous References

  • Baraga, Frederic, A Dictionary of the Ojibway Language, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1878/1992
  • Folwell, William Watts, A History of Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1921/1956
  • Ludlum, David, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather, Alfred A. Knopf, 1991
  • Olson, Sigurd, Listening Point, University of Minnesota Press, 1997
  • Olson, Sigurd, The Singing Wilderness, University of Minnesota Press, 1997
  • Sansome, Constance Jefferson, Minnesota Underfoot: A Field Guide to Minnesota's Geology, Voyageur Press, 1983

    Travel Planning

  • Beymer, Robert, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Volume 1: The Western Region, Wilderness Press, 6th Edition, 2000
  • Beymer, Robert, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Volume 2: The Eastern Region, Wilderness Press, 4th Edition, 2000
  • Pukite, John, Hiking Minnesota, Falcon Publishing, 1998
  • Slade, Andrew, ed., Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail:  Linking people with nature by footpath along Lake Superior's North Shore, Ridgeline Press, 1998

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