The Natural History of Eastern Massachusetts. By Stan Freeman.
Here's a comprehensive guide to the nature of Eastern Massachusetts, with nearly 300 color photographs and more than 100 color illustrations in 128 pages, covering the region of the state from Quabbin Reservoir on the west to the Atlantic shore on the east. You can read about the state's black bears, geology, frogs, wildflowers, birds, Native Americans, snakes, moose, spiders, endangered species, ice age, butterflies, whales, insects, ecosystems, trees, weather and more. There are charts and illustrations showing the nesting times for birds, the flight times for butterflies and the bloom times for wildflowers in Eastern Massachusetts. There are maps showing the state's major river sytems and its highest mountain peaks. And there is even a month-by-month nature calendar.