Coffee Table Books 


Ontario Field Naturalist's Toolchest
Some books about nature.  Not even remotely comprehensive.  

Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls
Am

Why Ducks do That: 40 Distinctive Waterfowl Behaviors Explained and Photographed Am
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills
Am

100 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places Pub
How to Spot an Owl GB
Includes tips on how to find an owl through its signs.
Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America GB 
Coffee table book.
North American Owls: Journey Through A Shadowed World GB 
Another coffee table book.  A profile of each species of owl per chapter
Chasing Warblers GB
Describes the adventures of a couple trying to photograph 52 species of warblers.
A Field Guide to Household Bugs GB
Even your house has life in it...
How to Spot Butterflies GB
Has the most detailed information on how to find butterflies.  Has a chapter on butterfly gardening.  Quality of species profiles unknown.  Covers common North American species.
Extreme Insects Am
A Dazzle of Dragonflies GB
Coffee table book on dragonflies.
*An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles GB
A coffee table book for beetles.
Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos GB
*The Man Who Loved Wasps: A Howard Ensign Evans Reader GB
*Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History GB
*Mayflies: Major Eastern and Midwestern Hatches GB
Common mayflies.  Great color photographs.
*Fishbugs: The Aquatic Insects of an Eastern Fly Fisher GB 
Coffetable book
Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals GB
Fish Watching: An Outdoor Guide to Freshwater Fishes GB
Tips on how to find fish without a rod and reel.
The Book of Forest and Thicket GB
The Book of Swamp and Bog GB
The Book of Field and Roadside GB
The coverage of these three books is eastern North America.  These books are not field guides in the conventional sense. Only common plants are covered but the write ups on each plant is superb.  The write ups explores the connections between plants, bugs and their habitats. This makes these books more interesting than typical field guides and is likely to attract interest from bugsters.  
Ontario's Old Growth Forests Pub Am
A field guide not on trees but where you can find pockets of the oldest forests in Ontario.
Remarkable Trees of the World Pub GB
Features many of the oddest trees in the world.
A Natural History of Ferns GB
Very few books cover the natural history of ferns, but this one does.
Naturalist's Guide to Observing Nature GB
This book encourages you to get the most out of your nature experience; to go beyond just identification to learning and understanding the interconnections in nature.
How Long Things Live GB
The Big, Bad Book of Beasts GB
Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds Am [Not yet released]
Eating Insects. Eating Insects As Food. Edible Insects and Bugs, Insect Breeding, Most Popular Insects to Eat, Cooking Ideas, Restaurants and Where To GB
Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security GB
Natural History of Insects Am
The Fireflies Book: Fun Facts About the Fireflies You Loved as a Kid Am
The Mosquito Book: An Entertaining, Fact-filled Look at the Dreaded Pesky Bloodsuckers Am
The Kingdom of Fungi Am
An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles GB
The Giant Silkmoths: Colour, Mimicry & Camouflage Am
Landscape: Progress towards a philosophy of sustainable occupancy
ISLAND OF BIODIVERSITY: natural history of the North Russell shale hill
Art and Science in the South Nation Watershed
A PLACE TO WALK: A Naturalists' journal of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail
OWLS IN NORTH AMERICA
(coloring book)
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS' CUMSHEWA HEAD TRAIL
WILD SEASONS DAYBOOK
How to Live in Eastern Ontario: A guide for Human People
CANADIAN NATURE NOTEBOOK Pub
A group of local Ontario books