Vermont Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
Over 2,800 species of plants grow in Vermont, making it a great place to explore and learn about flora. One of the Green Mountain State's biggest claims to fame is its spectacular fall colors, which begin with the reds and oranges of maples -- notably state tree Sugar Maple -- before giving way to the golden yellows of birches, aspens, and Tamaracks. Plants represent a major part of a landscape's character, so it helps to get acquainted with the most representative species to establish a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build. You can do this with the portable reference Vermont Trees & Wildflowers, which includes beautiful illustrations of 140 common and familiar 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 pocket folding guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to forge deeper and more meaningful connections with the land through its plant life. 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.www.waterfordpress.com