Missouri Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.One of the most beautiful trees in America is the Flowering Dogwood, Missouri's state tree. Smack in the middle of the US, Missouri hosts thousands of plant species. For may people, plants represent a major part of a landscape's character, so it is useful to get acquainted with the species you are most likely to encounter in a given area. Having a portable reference like Missouri Trees & Wildflowers, then, is invaluable, as you can cut through the clutter and build a solid foundation of knowledge based on the most common plants. This beautifully illustrated guide features 140 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 folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to forge a deeper relationship 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.