Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

Posted in Elementary, High School, Middle School, Plants, Public Domain on February 20, 2015

In this little book a very large number of the commoner wild flowers growing in the United States, west of the Rocky Mountains, are pictured and described. It is the first attempt to supply a popular field book for the whole West. The field is vast, including within its limits all sorts of climate and Read More »

Egyptian Birds

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain on November 15, 2014

Pliny declares that it was by watching the flight of birds in general, and of the Kite in particular, that men first conceived the idea of steering their boats and ships with a tail or rudder, for, says he, “these birds by the turning and steering by their tails showed in the air what was needful Read More »

Ebooks for a study on Turkeys and Poultry

Posted in Animals, Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain on November 1, 2014

You should never look at poultry and say, “Why, they are only Hens!” or “Why, they are only Ducks!” Quite likely when they look at you they may be thinking, “Why, they are only boys!” or “Why, they are only girls!” Yet if you are gentle and care for them, you and they will learn Read More »

Tracks and Tracking

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Scouting And Survival on November 1, 2014

The footprints in the featured image are badger tracks! All good hunters, campers, and scouts know the tracks of common animals! This free ebook is written at an upper-elementary level and includes plenty of illustrations of tracks and the animals that make them. It is generally understood that a track means the imprint left on Read More »

A Child’s Book of the Seasons {and} Pond and Stream

Posted in Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on September 24, 2014

With the last load of hay Light-heart Summer trips away, When the cuckoo’s double note Chokes within his mottled throat, Then we country children say, Light-heart Summer trips away. Fun Nature Readers by Arthur Ransome Arthur Ransome was an English author most famous for his series Swallows and Amazons about children on holiday. He also Read More »