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Nature books offered for holiday gifts

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers a variety of books on the outdoors for Christmas gifts, ranging from bird feeding to landscaping to nature appreciation.

Books by Carrol Henderson, DNR nongame wildlife program supervisor, are top sellers among books of their kind in Minnesota.

They include Wild about Birds: The DNR Bird Feeding Guide, Woodworking for Wildlife, Landscaping for Wildlife, Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality and Traveler's Guide to Wildlife in Minnesota.

All royalties from the sale of the books go to the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Fund.

The books can be ordered from bookstores and online booksellers. They are also available from the Minnesota Bookstore in St. Paul, online at or by calling (651) 297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.