Great Lakes Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Other)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Covering a staggering 94,000 square miles, the Great Lakes Basin is the world's largest freshwater watershed and is one of the great wonders of the natural world in North America. Its varied landscapes and wetlands -- from coastal dune systems and low-lying fens to upland hardwood forests and rich meadows -- host thousands of plant species, including an impressive diversity of orchids and numerous regional specialities. Getting to know plants is the entry point into better connecting with the land and understanding its natural process, yet the task is daunting with so many species to discover. It helps, then, to have a portable reference to cut through the clutter and focus on the most familiar and representative species. The beautifully illustrated collection Great Lakes Trees & Wildflowers features 140 common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers and includes an ecoregion map showing over 20 botanical sanctuaries and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this 12-panel folding pocket guide is the perfect companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists, who wish to deepen their understanding of the Great Lakes Basin through its attendant flora. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.