Rich in forests, lakes, and other wetlands, Wisconsin has an impressive diversity of plants. Northern hardwood forests are dominated by beeches, maples, and oaks, while boreal forests are comprised largely of spruces. Various asters, goldenrods, and other important pollinators grow in tallgrass prairies. Shorelines -- especially those along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior -- have unique assemblages of grasses and sedges. State flower Common Blue Violet blooms for a brief window of time each spring. Getting to know a landscape often starts with becoming better acquainted with its attendant plants, and it is useful to start with a small number of representative species to establish a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build. You can do this with the portable and beautifully illustrated Wisconsin Trees & Wildflowers, which features 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 folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to forge deeper connections with the land through its plant life. 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.www.waterfordpress.com