North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
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Considered the most ecologically unique state in the US Southeast, North Carolina remarkably hosts boreal, temperate, and sub-tropical habitats. Among these are montane forests, old fields, streams, woodlands, hardwood forests, coastal beaches, and rivers, to name but a few. The state flower is the dogwood, and it is one of over 4000 plants that grows in the Tarheel State. Sifting through so many species can be both exciting and overwhelming, so it helps to establish a foundation of knowledge based on a smaller group of the most representative species. You can do this with the portable reference North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers, which features beautiful illustrations of 140 common and familiar trees, shrubs, and wildflowers as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 wildlife-viewing hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is an invaluable tool for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists to use for identifying plants and learning more about their fascinating life histories. Made in the USA.
About the Author
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.