Plant Life Field Guides
The Color Dictionary of Flowers and Plants for Home and Garden
The Color Dictionary of Flowers and Plants for Home and Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 0517524562

More than two thousand garden plants are listed alphabetically within their horticultural categories

Fall Color and Woodland Harvests: A Guide to the More Colorful Fall Leaves and Fruits of the Eastern Forests
Fall Color and Woodland Harvests
A Guide to the More Colorful Fall Leaves and Fruits of the Eastern Forests
Paperback      ISBN: 096086881x

Whether on a lunch break visit to see an especially colorful maple in a nearby park or a month-long adventure from New England to the Smokies moving south with the color, Fall Color and Woodland Harvests is a wonderful companion for those who appreciate autumn's vibrant spectacle. Rich with color photographs that capture the hues of the season, this volume offers a species-by-species guide to the leaves of 100 species of the eastern United States and the fruits and seeds (the woodland harvests) of an additional 47 species, paying particular attention to the plants' locations and contributions to the fall color palate. The authors clearly explain the biological processes that result in leaf-color change and offer helpful tips on when and where to go see the best color.

A Field Guide to Western Trees: Western United States and Canada
A Field Guide to Western Trees
Western United States and Canada
Paperback      ISBN: 0395904544

This newly designed field guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and 5 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape
Forest Forensics
A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape
Paperback      ISBN: 0881509183

Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down?

Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key--a fascinating series of either/or questions--to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You'll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0688114253

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health. It includes information on common plants such as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusion made with the leaves is good for stomach aches and digestive disorders).

More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants -- many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than thirty recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature's bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0679446761
The most comprehensive field guide available to New England--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of New England's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.

For everyone who lives or spends time in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Vermont, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
Paperback      ISBN: 0394519922
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
Trees of Colorado Field Guide
Trees of Colorado Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1591931983

Make tree identification in Colorado even more enjoyable

Now tree identification is simple and productive.

  • 71 species--only Colorado trees No need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don't grow in Colorado
  • Fact-filled information and stunning, professional photographs
  • Easy-to-use thumb tabs showing leaf type and attachment and compare feature showing average tree height
  • Stan's Notes, including naturalist information and gee-whiz facts
Trees of Illinois Field Guide
Trees of Illinois Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1591931533

Make tree identification in Illinois even more enjoyable

Now tree identification is simple and productive.

  • 124 species--only Illinois trees No need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don't grow in Illinois
  • Fact-filled information and stunning, professional photographs
  • Easy-to-use thumb tabs showing leaf type and attachment and compare feature showing average tree height
  • Stan's Notes, including naturalist information and gee-whiz facts
Trees of Indiana Field Guide
Trees of Indiana Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1591931541

Make tree identification in Indiana even more enjoyable

Now tree identification is simple and productive.

  • 124 species--only Indiana trees No need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don't grow in Indiana
  • Fact-filled information and stunning, professional photographs
  • Easy-to-use thumb tabs showing leaf type and attachment and compare feature showing average tree height
  • Stan's Notes, including naturalist information and gee-whiz facts