I have bought a bunch of books to update our library of natural sciences and field guides for the cottage. We have quite a selection already, but many are quite old and not as rich in photos and color plates as the newer ones.
I hope that some of you cottage naturalists will use them. Take an afternoon and challenge yourself to identify 5 trees that you don’t know the name of, or pick a bouquet of flowers and pull out the wildflower book to see what you’ve got. It can be addictive. As you know, I’m addicted to mushrooms right now – but I don’t have a good mushroom book so I perused our naturalist library in the shelves above the couch and came up with not one but 5 different books to satisfy my quest for identification!
Once you get into a bit of plant or animal or rock or insect identification you’ll be hooked!