We love books! Books help to inspire, inform and fuel our curiosity about nature.

Here are some field guides we often use in our programs:

  • North American Wildlife: An Illustrated Guide to 2,000 Plants and Animals by Editors of Reader’s Digest
  • The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by David Allen Sibley
  • Bird Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbroch
  • The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley
  • Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbroch
  • Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb
  • A Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson, Lee Allen Peterson
  • Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada by George Barron

Some other books we love:

  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit-Disorder by Richard Louv
  • Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom and Richard Louv
  • Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Evan McGown, and Ellen Haas
  • Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets; Mapping, Tracking and Journaling Activities by Devin Franklin
  • The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Living byJacob Rodenburg and Drew Monkman
  • Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You by Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Other resources we recommend:

  • Nature’s Forgotten Language – An online course offered by our Adult Program Instructor, Chris Gilmour. 35% of all sales go to support the Pine Project!