Minnesota Ecology and Nature
Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591937965
Focusing on wild berries and fruits of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, this updated field guide features full-color photographs and information, organized by color, to help readers quickly and easily identify the wild berries and fruits they find.
Wild Flowers of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1885061633
This is your guide to 200 of Minnesotaís flowers. Full-page photos and descriptions make this a great guide for beginners. The material also includes important information useful to those more familiar with plants. Species are organized by color.
Paperback ISBN: 0816629692
The focus of Jim dale Huot-Vickery's life is a remote cabin in the northern wilderness of Minnesota's Boundary Waters region. More often that not, it is winter here, a fierce, beautiful season that dominates all living things with its relentless cold grip. This is the inspiration for Winter Sign, the profound story of fifteen years of surviving the seven-month-long odyssey of winter in the far north. Against this backdrop, Huot-Vickery writes authoritatively on the ecology of the area and philosophically about winter's probing of the human spirit. He describes the animals surrounding him - the wolves, deer, fox, and other wildlife who draw him into their age-old struggle. He experiences love, pain, grief, and circles around paradoxes and themes that invade the land and his life: nature's beauty and bounty pitted against danger and death.
The Wolves of Minnesota
Howl in the Heartland
Hardcover ISBN: 089658464x
The wolves of Minnesota are one of conservation's greatest success stories. Of the 48 contiguous United States, only Minnesota-with a wolf population at an estimated 2,600-has managed to protect and sustain a viable wolf population over the past two decades. Today, the wolf is close to being removed from the federal government's endangered species list. But while some applaud the wolf's return, others worry about the human cultural costs of maintaining such a large population, and others wonder if that population is too high for the wolf's own good. Edited by renowned expert "wolfman" Dr. L. David Mech and comprising the work of several researchers who have studied Minnesota wolves, "The Wolves of Minnesota" is an authoritative account of the background of the wolf in Minnesota. It features the fascinating story of the comeback of the wolf in Minnesota and examines the cultural costs of the comeback of the animal, to the point where the question is not "Will we ever hear the howl of the wolf again?" but "How many howls are enough?" "The Wolves of Minnesota" examines the animal and its packs and populations, the past and present ranges of the species in Minnesota, the rich history of the scientific research about it, the biology of the wolf, the wolf's prey, wolf-human interactions, and the future of the wolf in Minnesota.