Georgia Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Hardcover)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Georgia boasts a remarkable 3,600 species of vascular plants, owing in large part to its warm climate and various ecoregions, including forested mountains, river floodplains, coastal lowlands, and multiple aquatic habitats. Getting to know ecosystems often starts with familiarizing yourself with common plants, and it helps to cut through the clutter by learning the most common species like state plant Cherokee Rose. The portable reference Georgia Trees and Wildflowers is a beautifully illustrated collection of the 140 most familiar species of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers that 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 connection with the land 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.