Wild Berries & Fruit Field Guide: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
By Teresa Marrone, Adventure Publications, Cambridge, Minn., 2009, www.adventurepublications.net, 280 pp., paperback, $14.95 plus $2.75 S&H.
This field guide offers details about 165 wild berries and fruit, organized by color, then by form, for ease in distinguising the tastiers berries from the poisonous ones. It includes full-page photos, range maps, a ripening calendar and interesting tidbits about the plants’ many uses.
Cooking with Wild Berries & Fruits of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
By Teresa Marrone, Adventure Publications, Cambridge, Minn., 2009, www.adventurepublications.net, 175 pp., spiralbound paperback, $12.95 plus $2.75 S&H.
More than 150 recipes feature over 40 of the region’s edible berreis and fruits. Marrone’s recipes include sauces, baked goods, drinks, desserts and more. She also provides tips on harvesting, freezing, dehydrating and canning.
Insects of Texas: A Practical Guide
By David H. Kattes, Texas A&M University Press, 2009, www.tamu.edu/upress, 197 pp., flexbound with flaps, $27.
Kattes, a professor of agronomy and horticulture at Tarleton State University, introduces readers to the various creatures that inhabit our world–from insects and spiders to millipedes and more. A non-technical introduction to insect classification, this book is an illustrated primer in entomology of insects that are most relevant to Texas observers. It features photo keys, pronunciation guides, illustrated tables, abundant photographs, and highlighted accounts of physical and biological characteristics.