Kentucky Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Other)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Across its rich and varied patchwork of prairies, hardwood forests, caves, wetlands, and rivers grow thousands of plant species, including such stand-outs as Bee Balm, Blazing Stars, and state flower Goldenrod. Kentucky is a fitting place to study and learn about a wide array of plant species. The challenge is knowing where to start, which is why it is helpful to have a portable reference to cut through the clutter and get to know the most familiar species. The beautifully illustrated Kentucky Trees & Wildflowers 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 perfect companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to connect more meaningfully with the land by get acquainted with its plant species. 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.