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Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests

Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests

A Field Guide

  • Author: Michael Allison Homoya
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253223253
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 442
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This beautifully illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indiana's most prominent ecosystem—the Eastern Deciduous Forest. For ease of identification, the plants are arranged by flower color or growth form, providing a convenient way to distinguish a great majority of plants in any given woodland. Generous treatment is given to all major vascular plant groups of the forest, such as wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges. Michael A. Homoya not only helps with identification, but also offers information on a plant's habitat, flowering period, familial relationships, biology, and connections to Indiana. For the garden enthusiast and habitat restorer, there is a section on landscaping and natural community restoration using native forest plants. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this book go to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for land protection and stewardship.

A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana

A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana

125 Unique Places to Explore

  • Author: Steven Higgs
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253039231
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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Beautiful and pristine, the natural areas of Indiana are perfect for nature lovers with a desire to explore. Featuring more than 140 beautiful color photos, A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana showcases the region's unique ecosystems and includes descriptions of the flora, fauna, geology, history, and recreational opportunities. For those who want excitement, there is information on hiking, camping, bird watching, horseback riding, boating, and more. Environmental writer and photographer Steven Higgs takes readers to the most exquisite natural areas across the region, including the JD Marshall underwater shipwreck preserve in Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes State Park, the Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve, the Valparaiso Moraine, Spicer Lake, and many more. A must-have book for the explorer or nature lover, A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana is the perfect resource for travelers who want to learn more about the region’s distinctive natural heritage.

Native Plants of the Midwest

Native Plants of the Midwest

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden

  • Author: Alan Branhagen
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604697776
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 440
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Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.

Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River Basin

Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River Basin

  • Author: Dan Dourson,Judy Dourson
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 1949669025
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 488
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The Red River Gorge's intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges, making it one of the world's top rock-climbing destinations. The Gorge, known for its unspoiled scenic beauty and numerous hiking trails, is one of Kentucky's most popular natural destinations, attracting over 500,000 visitors a year. While books about hiking, climbing, and other recreational activities in the area are readily available, Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge is the first book specifically devoted to the biodiversity of the Gorge and its watershed. Authors Dan and Judy Dourson introduce the geology and cultural history of the gorge but focus on the incredible diversity of both common and rare flora of this unique ecosystem. With over 1,000 color images and numerous illustrations covering over 1,500 species currently known to exist in the watershed, Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge is designed to be accessible to the casual hiker and of use to the seasoned naturalist. Rare and endangered species are highlighted as well as a few other important, but often ignored, non-flowering plant groups, including green algae, fungi, slime molds, lichens, and mosses. In addition, a small section on flowering woody vines, shrubs, and trees is included, making the book the most comprehensive natural guide to one of Kentucky's most well-known natural recreational areas.

Cornell Science Leaflet

Cornell Science Leaflet

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Agriculture
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This Land

This Land

A Guide to Eastern National Forests

  • Author: Robert H. Mohlenbrock
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 052093055X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 422
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Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series—divided into the western, central, and eastern United States—will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. This Land is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which—while little known and sparsely visited—boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written for Natural History magazine since 1984. Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use. This volume covers national forests in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Filicineae, Gymnospermae, and Other Monocots, Excluding Cyperaceae

Filicineae, Gymnospermae, and Other Monocots, Excluding Cyperaceae

Ferns, Conifers, and Other Monocots, Excluding Sedges

  • Author: Robert H. Mohlenbrock
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809326709
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 339
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V.3 - Aquatic and standing water plants for the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kentucky (excluding the biologically distinct Cumberland Mountain region of eastern Kentucky), from spearmint to wintergreen, from aster to waterwort. The volume identifies, describes, and organizes species in three groups, including truly aquatic plants, which spend their entire life with their vegetative parts either completely submerged or floating on the water's surface; emergents, which are usually rooted under water with their vegetative parts standing above the water's surface; and wetland plants, which live most or all of their lives out of water, but which can live at least three months in water. Mohlenbrock lists the taxa alphabetically, and within each taxon, he describes the species with the scientific names, common names, identification criteria, line drawings, geographical distribution, habitat description, and official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wetlands designation as described by the National Wetland Inventory Section in 1988"--NHBS Environment Bookstore.

Mountain Life & Work

Mountain Life & Work

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  • Category: Appalachians (People)
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Collier's Encyclopedia, with Bibliography and Index

Collier's Encyclopedia, with Bibliography and Index

  • Author: Emanuel Friedman
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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