=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Take along just one field guide to identify New England nature.
Most nature lovers aren't experts in narrow areas but rather, curious about whatever might turn up. There are specialty books that birders use to identify rare birds and others that botanists use for obscure plants, but most people don't carry ten different guidebooks when they go hiking. This book is for the rest of us, and if you have to take one book along when you go out for a walk in New England, this is it. This guide will help identify a cool-looking mushroom, a weird insect crawling on a log, a delicate wildflower, and an intricate shell on the beach. Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, sky, fishes, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, and sea shells—it's all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, using nontechnical and easy to use language and more than 2,000 color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. About the authors:
Kenn Kaufman, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world's foremost naturalists.
Kimberly Kaufman is the executive director of Ohio's Black Swamp Bird Observatory and a contributing editor to Birds & Blooms.