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The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Pennsylvania—A Superb Introduction to Bird Identification

Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide has been delighting bird-watchers for years. Now the award-winning author has written a wonderful bird identification guide for children!  The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Pennsylvania features 88 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by...

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The Joy of Butterfly Gardening in the Midwest

People are rapidly discovering the joy of gardening to attract butterflies. It’s a simple, fun, and rewarding way to explore the natural world and bring the beauty of nature closer. Few other forms of wildlife are more attractive or as easily observed as butterflies and...

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Pro Tips for Beachcombing

Erika Zambello and Stephanie Panlasigui, authors of Seashells & Beachcombing for Kids, are giving us some pro tips on how to prepare for a successful beachcombing trip. Sunscreen Pack sunblock for protection from sunburn. You can also wear a hat, sunglasses, and long sleeves to protect...

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Fresh and Tasty Chicken Salad with Citrus Dressing

In her book Strawberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes, Corrine Kozlak recommends a fresh-and-tasty chicken salad for a casual weeknight dinner. If you are super busy, substitute your favorite store-bought dressing. INGREDIENTS 8-12 ounces bacon2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon water2–3 tablespoons pecan halves 4 cups romaine, chopped4 cups...

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The Amazing World of Owls

Delve into the lives of intriguing birds in Owls: The Majestic Hunters, a collection of photographs and information by award-winning author and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela. Perennial favorites, owls are silent and beautiful. They symbolize knowledge and mystery. Owls are among the most popular and beloved...

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