Nebraska Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
Nebraska is a great place to learn about plants, especially grassland species in the iconic sandhills region, which is one of the largest remaining intact grasslands in North America. The Cornhusker State's three other ecoregions are all prairies: tallgrass, mixedgrass, and shortgrass. Additional habitats include hardwood forests, rivers, marshes, and over 2,000 lakes. For many people, plants represent a major part of a landscape's character, and it helps to get acquainted with the most familiar and representative species. A handy tool for doing so is the portable reference Nebraska Trees & Wildflowers. This beautifully illustrated collection features 140 common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, as well as a map showing over 20 botanical sanctuaries and learning sites where you can find iconic species like state flower goldenrod. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the perfect companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to connect more deeply and meaningfully with the land through its 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.