Michigan Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Paperback)
Michigan hosts several major forest communities, including pine, boreal, oak-hickory, and beech-maple forests, as well as additional ecosystems like sand dunes, beaches, marshes, and prairies. Across these landscapes and wetlands grow almost 3000 plant species, like state tree Eastern White Pine. The Great Lakes States is a wonderful place to learn about and explore plants, yet with so many species to sift through, it can be difficult to know where to start. This is why it is so helpful to have a portable reference like Michigan Trees & Wildflowers to focus on the most familiar species and establish a solid foundation of knowledge. This beautifully illustrated collection features 140 common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 botanical sanctuaries and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to forge a deeper connection with the land through its attendant plants. 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.