Birding for Beginners: South

Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities―especially in the South, where hundreds of different bird species can be seen and observed. Now is the perfect time to join the fun and let our feathered friends astonish and inspire you with Stan Tekiela’s Birding for...

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Making Memories One Day Trip at a Time

Sandra Mardenfeld, author of New York Day Trips by Theme, shares with us three amazing destinations that are ideal for for families who want take a day trip and forge memories that last. Learning and discovering can be fun, so hop into the car and...

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Birding for Beginners: California

In Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: California, the author shares his insights and remarkable photos that will help you become a skilled birder in the Golden State.  The first section of the book presents “how-to” information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed....

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Birding for Beginners Giveaway

Birding is America’s most popular outdoor activity. And for the millions of Americans suddenly working or sheltered at home, learning the names, colors, and characteristics of nature’s feathered favorites is a brand-new passion. Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners is the only series for new birders that provides expert...

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Apples

Apple Puff Roses Recipe for Special Occasions

Julia Rutland, author of our upcoming cookbook Apples: 50 Tried and True Recipes, shares with us this elegant recipe for Apple Puff Roses. The apple is America’s favorite fruit, and Julia’s Apple Puff Roses are sure to impress your guests. INGREDIENTS 1 cup water1 teaspoon lemon juice2 large...

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Birding for Beginners: Midwest

In Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: Midwest, the author shares his insights and remarkable photos that will help you become a skilled birder in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The book contains 55 species of birds that are all...

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turtles

Turtles, Turtles, Everywhere

Stan Tekiela, naturalist and wildlife photographer par excellence, shares with us his fascination for turtles. I often find the most interesting things in nature are the most mundane. For example, I am sure many of you are seeing turtles crossing roads or perhaps crawling across...

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Honey-Pecan Blueberry Chicken Salad Recipe

Blueberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes is a cookbook by Julia Rutland, featuring recipes to please any fruit lover. Abundant and delicious, blueberries are as beneficial as they are juicy. This summer, try Julia’s refreshing Honey-Pecan Blueberry Chicken Salad recipe.  This recipe makes good use of leftover...

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