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A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr.
An authoritative source for the identification of most species of eastern moths.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Illustrative plates, and the species descriptions that include distributional, host, and phenological information make this a useful guide for both beginning and advanced naturalists.
A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada
David L. Pearson; C. Barry Knisley; Daniel P. Duran; Charles J. Kazilek
Identification, Natural History, and Distribution of the CicindelinaePurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
More than 2600 species of tiger beetles are found all over the world. In North America there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically distinct races. Detailed studies of their natural history, population dynamics, communities, patterns of worldwide species richness, and taxonomy of particular subgroups have produced much information. Tiger beetles are among the most widely investigated groups of insects, especially in terms of their ecology and geographic distribution.The first edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, published in 2005, has served as a field and natural-history guide to all known species of tiger beetles found in North America above the Mexican border. The 2nd edition is a pleasant and comprehensible handbook of the identification, distribution, natural history, and habitat details of the 116 species of tiger beetles in North America. The updated handbook provides new information including observations of seasonality, range extensions and biology, a newly developed list of common names, and twenty-five artistically pleasing identification color plates. The second edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada provides essential information to recognize and easily identify tiger beetles for established naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
A Guide to Florida Grasses
Walter Kingsley Taylor
A new Florida grass guide, just published in 2009, offers an introduction to this vital and frequently neglected plant family. Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
This richly illustrated reference includes complete details pertaining to the identification, structure, distribution, and uses of more than 200 of the most common grasses found in Florida and nearby states. Containing more than 500 color images - some picturing species that have never been described with a published photograph - correctly identifying and selecting members of this important plant family has never been easier. Environmentalists, hikers, and nature lovers can take this book into the field or enjoy it at home. This is an accessible and invaluable aid to professional botanists, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and plant enthusiasts alike.
Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
A complete overview of Florida's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky.
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information. The 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Florida, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida.
Birds of Florida
A Falcon Field GuidePurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Each Falcon Field Guide to birds introduces the 180 most common and sought-after species in a state. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, these informative guides make it easy to identify birds in a backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas. Each bird is accompanied by a detailed listing of its prominent attributes and a color illustration showing its important features. Birds are organized in taxonomic order, keeping families of birds together for easy identification. This is the essential source for the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.
Butterflies through Binoculars
Jeffrey Glassberg; Marc C. Minno; John V. Calhoun
A field, finding and gardening guide to the butterflies of FloridaPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Butterfly enthusiasts, nature lovers, and curious general readers will perhaps be surprised to learn that Florida's butterfly fauna is unique--and that, until the appearance of this volume, there has been no adequate field guide for the butterflies of this region. This guide simplifies identification by illustrating only species found in Florida--using superb photographs of live butterflies coupled with detailed range maps and identification data. It also offers, with unprecedented detail, much information on flight times and abundances for each of five Florida subregions, including reports on 70 localities in which to find butterflies. Lastly, discussions of the foodplants for each species along with suggestions for attracting these species to one's garden make this work invaluable for all Florida gardeners interested in butterflies.
Central Florida Wildflowers
Roger L. Hammer
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Lake Wales Ridge, Ocala National Forest, Disney Wilderness Preserve, and More than 60 State Parks and PreservesPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
This guide features stunning color photographs of 300 common wildflowers from Ocala National Forest, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Disney Wilderness Preserve, Archbold Biological Station, and Paynes Prairie State Park among others. Detailed descriptions and full-color photos aid the reader in identifying plants in the field.
Dangerous Wildlife of the Southeast
F. Lynne Bachleda
Several photographs of spurge nettle
by Paul Rebmann appear in the books Dangerous Wildlife of the Southeast and Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic. Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
What you don't know can hurt you! In clear and precise language, this meticulously researched reference describes which creatures and plants can cause you harm -and when, why and how to avoid them. Books in this series are available for several regions of the United States.
Dragonflies through Binoculars
Sidney W. Dunkle
A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North AmericaPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Dragonfly watching is fast becoming an enjoyable and exciting hobby for many of those who love butterfly watching. This book picks up on that trend and brings it to the reader in an attractive and accessible format. A new addition to Oxford's acclaimed Butterflies through Binoculars series of field guides, Dragonflies through Binoculars allows for quick and easy identification of all the 300-plus species of dragonflies that have been found in the United States and Canada. In these well-illustrated pages, Sidney W. Dunkle answers any query the beginner or expert might have on the subject of dragonfly-watching on this continent--what kind of binoculars to buy, where to start looking for dragonflies, how to photograph these striking creatures, which clubs or societies to join, and so forth. Other important features for this handy field guide include detailed accounts of every species mentioned, useful information on habitats, explanations of mating rituals, full-color photographs of most of the species described, and range maps.
This guide features stunning color photographs of 300 common wildflowers from Everglades National Park and the Corkscrew, Big Cypress, and Fakahatchee Swamps. Detailed descriptions and line art aid the reader in identifying plants in the field.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Everglades Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers of the ecoregion that stretches from Lake Okeechobee south to the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay, encompassing all of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this valuable reference will help you identify and appreciate the varied flora of this vast watershed.
This easy-to-use guide features: a tough, water-resistant cover and extra-durable binding, made to withstand vigorous field use; detailed descriptions and color photos of more than two hundred plants; an introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Florida Everglades; a primer on plant characteristics; a glossary of botanical terms.
Everglades Wildflowers is perfect for the novice and expert wildflower enthusiast alike. Whether you are lucky enough to view the endangered Wormvine Orchid or the stunning Firebush, this guide will enhance your next journey into the remarkable Everglades.
Field Guide to Ticks
Susan Carol Hauser
Prevention And Treatment Of Lyme Disease And Other Ailments Caused By Ticks, Scorpions, Spiders, And MitesPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
The touchstone handbook for treating and preventing ailments from insidious bites
This illustrated guide shows you how to identify ticks, spiders, mites, and their bite marks on human skin as well as on house pets; offers proven advice on how to prevent getting bitten; and explains what to do if you have been bitten. Deer ticks, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, chiggers, and other poisonous arachnids can cause numerous ailments, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the early detection and treatment of bites can prevent permanent damage. This book will appeal to parents, gardeners, pet owners, campers, hikers, and hunters across the country, all of whom are vulnerable to ticks and other infectious biting insects.
Susan Carol Hauser is the author of a dozen books. She is a writing instructor at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio.
Florida Butterfly Gardening
Marc C. Minno, Maria Minno, Diane Pierce (Illustrator)
Although the title may lead you to believe that this is just a book about gardening for butterflies, it is in fact an excellent guide to butterflies in Florida, although the large format precludes its use in the field in most cases.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Both a butterfly identification guide and an illustrated manual for butterfly gardening in Florida, this is the first to cover adult, larval, & pupal stages for over 60 butterfly & moth species with information on the plants utilized by each species. Includes over 400 color photographs, a butterfly checklist, & inquiry-based science activities for teachers.
Florida Keys Wildflowers
This guide to the common wildflowers found in the lush Florida Keys features 250 beautiful color photographs. Detailed plant descriptions and line art aid in plant identification for botanists and novice enthusiasts alike.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Florida Keys Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of the ecoregion that extends from Soldier Key to the Marquesas Keys, including Dry Tortugas. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this valuable reference will help you identify and appreciate the unique and varied flora of this lush, tropical region.
Florida Keys Wildflowers is perfect for the novice and expert botanist alike. Whether you are looking for the endemic Big Pine Partridge Pea, the elusive Ghost Plant, or the fragrant Spicewood, this guide will enhance your next journey into the captivating Florida Keys.
Florida Wildflowers in Their Natural Communities
Walter Kingsley Taylor
Walter Taylor's guide will help readers recognize and identify wildflowers by where they're most likely to be found growing - their natural habitat.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
This book is the first of its kind for Florida. Taylor provides detailed descriptions and color photos of each community - pine flatwoods, sandhills, upland pine forest, scrub, temperate hardwood forest, coastal uplands, subtropical pine forest, tropical hardwood hammock, and ruderal sites - and of the wildflower species associated with each.
In 2013 this guide was been updated and expanded as the new Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide
Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide
Walter Kingsley Taylor
Walter Taylor's guide will help readers recognize and identify wildflowers by where they're most likely to be found growing - their natural habitat.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
This guide is an updated and expanded version of Florida Wildflowers in their Natural Communities
. The number of species is doubled, to more than 450, with updated taxonomy, and now wetlands habitats are included.
Florida's Snakes - A Guide to Their Identification and Habits
R.D. Bartlett and Patricia Bartlett
This book provides a comprehensive illustrated guide to the 86 species and subspecies of snakes and legless lizards living within Florida.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Each reptile is illustrated with a color photograph accompanied by a range map detailing where it can be found. Descriptions provide specific details on appearance, size, behavior, and venomous qualities. Additional text addresses captive care, how to find snakes, legal issues, reproduction, prey and prey procurement, and an explanation of classification.
Freshwater Mussels of Florida
James D. Williams; Robert S. Butler; Gary L. Warren; Nathan A. Johnson
An exhaustive guide to all aspects of the freshwater mussel fauna in Florida, Freshwater Mussels of Florida covers the ecology, biology, distribution, and conservation of the many species of bivalve mollusks in the Sunshine State.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
In the past three decades, researchers, the public, businesses that depend on wildlife, and policy makers have given more attention to the threatened natural diversity of the Southeast, including freshwater mussels. This compendium meets the increasingly urgent need to catalog this imperiled group of aquatic organisms in the United States.
Each entry in this definitive guide provides a detailed description and multiple depictions of the species as well as select characteristics of its soft anatomy and miscellaneous notes of interest. Individual distribution maps pinpoint the historical and present occurrence of each bivalve species and are just one component of the rich set of 307 mussel and habitat photographs, seventy-four maps, and thirteen tables that illustrate the book. Of particular interest are remarkable electron micrographs of glochidia, the specialized larval life history stage parasitic upon fishes.
Freshwater Mussels of Florida will be of lasting value to state and federal conservation agencies as well as other government and nongovernment entities that manage aquatic resources in Florida. The research provides a key baseline for future study of Florida mussels. The survey results in this guide, along with extensive reviews of historical mussel collections in natural history museums, provide a complete picture of the Florida mussel fauna, past and present.
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida
Bruce F. Hansen, Richard P. Wunderlin
Comprehensive guide with dichotomous keys to all vascular plants in Florida. The authoritative source for identifying Florida plant species.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Includes habitat and distribution information on each species, and an extensive glossary. There are no photographs or drawings.
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric R. Eaton & Kenn Kaufman
An easy to use guide with a thorough treatment of North American insects.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Comprehensive yet compact, authoritative yet easy to understand, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to know more about the fascinating and diverse insects of North America.Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify, but here readers will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of insects and their fascinating life histories. Naturalists Kenn Kaufman and Eric R. Eaton use a broad ecological approach rather than being overly technical.
Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas
Edward J. Petuch; Robert F. Myers
Their Ecology and BiodiversityPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity is the first comprehensive overview of the ecology and biodiversity of the phylum Mollusca in the area of Florida extending from the Dry Tortugas and Ten Thousand Islands in the west to Palm Beach in the east. The book provides detailed analyses of molluscan faunas found in 20 different ecosystems, emphasizing the marine environments of the Florida Keys archipelago and its extensive coral reef tracts.
Full-page color illustrations portray living animals, unique Keys environments, underwater ecosystems, and satellite images. More than 1,200 species of macromollusks—in 86 gastropod families and 54 bivalve families—are recorded from the study area, with color plates illustrating over 550 of the region’s most ecologically important species.
For the first time in any book on the malacology of the Florida Keys area, the 20 marine ecosystems and their associated molluscan assemblages are arranged by the CMECS (Coastal Marine Ecological Classification Standard) system. This system emphasizes the hierarchical relationships determined by substrate type, bathymetry, and water chemistry. Along with complete species lists for every molluscan assemblage, this handy guide introduces ten newly-discovered gastropods, including new species in the families Muricidae, Buccinidae, Nassariidae, Naticidae, Turritellidae, and Olividae. Two new bivalves in the families Pectinidae and Arcidae are also described in a special systematic appendix.
This richly illustrated book is written for the professional scientific audience interested in mollusks, marine ecology, evolution, and taxonomy as well as malacologists, naturalists, and shell collectors. It is also an ideal synoptic field guide, showing where individual species of mollusks can be found and within which ecosystems they occur.
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America
David M. Brandenburg
This wildflower guide contains three photographs by Paul Rebmann: Habenaria floribunda
, Eulophia alta
, & Vanilla phaeantha
.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Wherever even the smallest green thing grows, there you'll find wildflowers, be they huge, showy tropical blossoms or pretty, tiny bloomers. North America alone is home to thousands of species and the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide celebrates that wide diversity in grand fashion. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceaei, this beautiful, portable volume provides the common and scientific names for each flower family; information on the flowering season; leaf, stalk, and blossom descriptions, with measurements; and color range maps of more than 700 species for both native and introduced types. There's no better guide to take along while camping, hiking, or enjoying a nature walk.
More than 2,200 species of wildflowers in a single, portable volume with 4,019 stunning color photographs by leading nature photographers, including Paul Rebmann and Daniel Reed. Wildflowers are arranged by genus and include genus descriptions and range maps with captions highlighting important field marks plus information on season and habitat for each species. Fruit illustrations are included for several plant families and range maps shows U.S. distribution. There is a separate section on species introduced into North America. The quick-identification key is arranged by color and shape with a detailed, illustrated visual glossary of flower parts and leaf types. There are essays on wildflower habitats and conservation and the cover is waterproof for use in the field.
David M. Brandenburg, Ph.D., is the taxonomic botanist at The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio. He worked as a field botanist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and served ascurator of the herbarium at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
New York. David has traveled tens of thousands of miles throughout North America, seeking plants from Alaska and Canada to Mexico and every state in between.
Native Florida Plants
Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
Low Maintenance Landscaping and GardeningPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.
Plant Identification Terminology
James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris
A useful glossary that clearly explains and illustrates myriad confusing terms likely to turn up in botanical reference sources.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
A marvelous resource for anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with plant identification keys, this volume (Second Edition) assembles a visual glossary of botanical terms. The first section presents the alphabetical glossary of some 2,400 terms commonly used in plant description and identification. The second part groups related terms to facilitate study and comparison. Illustrated with clear b&w line drawings.
A Watcher's GuidePurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Discover how and where you can witness sea turtles nesting in Florida. This book not only gives an excellent overview of sea turtle life, it also provides the specifics of appropriate personal conduct and behavior for human beings on turtle nesting beaches.
Spiders - The Ultimate Predators
While not a typical guide book, this is a very informative look at the spiders of Europe and North America with excellent photographs. Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
With a focus on spiders of England, this large format book gives an excellent treatment of both the rest of Europe and North America. The book is divided up into sections based on the predatory methods of the various spider families. The final chapter is a guide to photographing spiders.
The Bird Photography Field Guide
The essential handbook for capturing birds with your digital SLRPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
As digital photography equipment, notably digital SLR cameras and digiscopes, become increasingly affordable, more and more birdwatchers are turning their hands to capturing images of their favorite subject. But having the equipment is only half the battle to achieving stunning bird images. A good knowledge of your equipment, an understanding of both photography and field craft, and a firm basis in post-production techniques are also essential if you want to capture and create high-quality bird photographs. All these topics are covered in this portable guide to bird photography. Although small enough to fit in a jacket pocket or camera bag, the Bird Watcher’s Photography Field Guide introduces and instructs on each stage of the digital photography process, describing all the necessary equipment, discussing specialist field-craft techniques, and showing you how to manipulate and enhance your photos.
* A portable, ready reference that will teach you everything you need to know about capturing birds in all their beauty
*Expert guidance on how best to approach birds using fieldcraft skills and hides
*Provides comprehensive information on essential equipment and what to do with your photos once you’ve taken them
The Ferns of Florida
At least 163 kinds of ferns have been recorded in Florida, this field guide is the first in 25 years to treat this amazing variety of ferns. Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Following in the tradition of John K. Small's 1931 Ferns of Florida, and Robert Long and Olga Lakela's 1976 edition of the same name, this new volume catalogs and illustrates all of Florida's native and naturalized fern species. From northern species whose southern ranges extend into the rolling uplands of the state's northern tier to tropical treasures that spill over the state's southern tip, Florida is without parallel in fern diversity and number. No other like-sized region of the continental United States can boast such an expanded assortment.
Color plates feature more than 200 images, some of which include rare species never before illustrated in color. Rare and hard-to-find species such as some of our spleenworts and filmy ferns are included, as well as such common species as the cinnamon fern pictured on the front cover.
Clearly written detailed descriptions, along with helpful identification tips and a selection of botanical keys - all of which are based on field observations -help readers identify plants in the wild. Also included are notes on each species' growth form and habitat, as well as general remarks about its botanical and common names, unique characteristics, garden use, and history in Florida.
Other important features of the book include a complete glossary, a section on the fern life cycle and structure, a history of fern study in Florida, a discussion of some of the state's best natural ferneries, and an extensive bibliography.
All professional or amateur botanists, plant lovers, and gardeners will want to have this important book in their libraries.
The Guide to Florida Wildflowers
Walter Kingsley Taylor
A guide to 574 wildflowers found in Florida, organized by color with photographs and descriptions of each.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Each entry includes common names, genus, species and family and a description of the plant with habitat and distribution information, flowering time and other comments.
The Peterson Field Guide to the Insects of America North of Mexico
Donald J. Borror and Richard E. White
This field guide is the most authoritative and comprehensive pocket guide to this extraordinarily numerous, diverse, and ubiquitous part of the animal kingdom.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings. Illustrations - which use the unique Peterson Identification System to distinguish one insect from another - include size lines to show the actual length of each insect. A helpful glossary explains the technical terms of insect anatomy.
The Shrubs & Woody Vines of Florida
This volume - a companion to The Trees of Florida
- is the first comprehensive guide to Florida's native and naturalized woody shrubs and vines.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
This book is organized as an easy to use field guide so that even a beginner can learn to identify plants. The line drawings that show a combination of typical leaves, fruits, and flowers, and the color photos, in combination with the detailed descriptions, are helpful in identifying species in the field. Useful information about using these plants in urban and suburban landscapes help make this guide useful to landscape architects and weekend gardeners, as well as the naturalist.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
David Allen Sibley
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the East.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 650 bird species plus regional populations found east of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations - more than 4,200 in total - with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent.
The Trees of Florida
A guide to Florida's tree species, organized by the 77 families which include trees in the state. Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
This guide gives scientific and common names, and information on medicinal, food, and ornamental uses for some 350 trees and shrubs. Includes color photos and b&w drawings to aid identification. Useful for gardeners as well as naturalists. Includes a glossary of botanical terms, and a listing of state and national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges.
Travels of William Bartram
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws...Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife & early settlers. The naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Bartram's words Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth & Chateaubriand.
Trees of Eastern North America
Gil Nelson; Christopher J. Earle; Richard Spellenberg; Amy K. Hughes(ed.) ; David More(ill.)
Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover.
The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America
Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains
Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more
An essential guide for every tree lover
Tropical & Garden Flower Identification
This invaluable resource guide is a must for home gardeners, travelers and landscapers who want to explore the astonishing world of tropical plants. This guide includes photos of Canna flaccida
by Paul Rebmann.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
With over 240 full-color pages and 530 stunning photos covering over 270 plant species, this guide features an innovative, easy to use ID system based on plant groups, common names and color coded chapters with separate indexes for scientific and common names. This guide covers a large geographic area: Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Central America. There is also specialized information including basic growing instructions, dangers of handling, and legalities for collecting samples. This book has won several publishing industry awards, the 2007 IPPY Award for Best Non-Fiction in the South East Region, USA and the 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
Wild Orchids of Florida
Paul Martin Brown
Wild Orchids of Florida remains the essential field companion for professional botanists, native plant enthusiasts, nature lovers, or anyone who wants to learn more about the orchids growing out in the wilds of FloridaPurchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
First published in 2002, Wild Orchids of Florida was the very first field guide for this orchid-rich state, and it inspired many to try their hand at orchid hunting. Because of its overwhelming popularity and in an attempt to provide the latest developments in orchid research, native orchid expert Paul Martin Brown follows up with this newly revised and expanded edition.
Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
Dennis Horn, Tavia Cathcart, Thomas Hemmerly, David Duhl
Even though the primary focus of this wildflower guide is not Florida, readers will find that can be a very useful reference for wildflowers in the northern part of the state, particularly the panhandle region.Purchases made by clicking the image link below help support this website
The Tennessee Native Plant Society's official field guide covers about 1,250 species (including some 50 orchid species) in 16 states. Naturalists and nature photographers present introductory material and plant accounts with color photos. While their folk uses are noted, the authors advise against using these plants medicinally. Features include a regional map, color key, and visual glossary.
A review of this field guide written by Paul Rebmann appeared in the spring 2010 edition of The Palmetto
, the journal of the Florida Native Plant Society.