Anywhoo, while over at Amazon I did decide to purchase a new copy of Lang Elliott's "Guide to Night Sounds" with an audio CD (my other one is a cassette--definitely not as user friendly as a CD).
The other cool book I ordered is "Caterpillars in the Field and Garden."
Not anymore!! While this guide is just for the butterfly caterpillars, I believe it's still going to be an excellent reference book for next summer. The caterpillars are grouped by butterfly species and there are also range maps included so you can correctly identify the butterfly caterpillar for your specific geographic region. It also includes a few chrysalis photographs too. Good stuff.
Oh, and did I mention I also got free shipping? Thanks Amazon....I'll be back!
Not related to field guides at all, I took this funny picture of Daisy the other night. Sometimes she ends up in the goofiest positions. This time she kind of fell over after I got up from sitting next to her--I think she was still half asleep and just didn't have the energy to assume a more comfortable position.
"Please stop laughing at me Mom, 'cuz if you would'a stayed sitting here this wouldn't'a happened!"