Raleigh Nature

Bibliography

 Searching for nature information, which is visual and complex, leads to an appreciation of good reference sources that can help you identify and integrate what you see and hear.  The best ones for me have a narrative thread or some organization that reflects the patterns of the content.

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Field Guide to the Piedmont is a magnificent, vividly described journey through the Piedmont, a unique ecosystem which stretches from the Hudson River Palisades to the Georgia plateau. The theme of succession dominates and illuminates the book, whille Godfrey’s literary descriptions of the landscapes reads like a Southern landlocked Melville.

     Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America’s Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Chapel Hill Books)

The Natural Habitats of AmericaÕs Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Chapel Hill Books)

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I love these pocket guides and carry them into the Post Office to read in line.

North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers (Pocket Naturalist – Waterford Press)
Another pocket Guide!
North Carolina Birds by James Kavanagh

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Joe Miller is the authoritative voice of the outdoor and nature enthusiastics of Raleigh.  His blog is at        http://blogs.newsobserver.com/joemiller/index.php

Take It Outside: Hiking in the Triangle – Joe Miller 
Hiking in the Triangle

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North Carolina Afield: A Guide to Nature Conservancy Projects in North Carolina (Paperback)
by Ida Phillips Lynch (Author), Margaret Fields (Author)

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Trails of the Triangle: 200 Hikes in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Area by Allen De Hart and Allen De Hart

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 Walking Raleigh/Durham by Rebecca C. Mann

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Gardens of North Carolina: A Traveler’s Guide by H. Peter Loewer

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Companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs

Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide

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 Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification

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 The Natural Gardens of North Carolina (Chapel Hill Book)

The Natural Gardens of North Carolina

by B. W. Wells

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North Carolina Weather and Climate

North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer (North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer) by Delorme

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Reptiles of North Carolina (Hardcover)
by William M. Palmer (Author), Alvin L. Braswell (Author), Renaldo Kuhler (Illustrator)

Trees of the Southeastern United States by Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan

Exploring North Carolina’s Natural Areas: Parks, Nature Preserves, and Hiking Trails (Paperback)
by Dirk (ed.) Frankenberg (Author)

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Four Centuries of Personal Narratives and Descriptions

North Carolina Nature Writing: Four Centuries of Personal Narratives and Descriptions (Paperback)
by Richard Rankin (Editor)

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NCNatural Book Selections

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Natural History

Natural History Magazine Book Selections

Natural History Magazine

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Zoobooks

 Zoobooks Magazine

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