Birds of Texas

Author: John H. Rappole
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0890965455
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Nature

"W.L. Moody, Jr., natural history series ; no. 14." Guide to 622 birds found in Texas with information on habitat preferences, abundance, seasonal occurance, and more.

Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States

Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081563112X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

Featuring more than 450 species with detailed descriptions, this volume includes precise color photographs, which also reflect the aesthetic appeal of mushrooms. The number of species described and illustrated is substantially more than has previously appeared in any other single work devoted to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although this book contains the necessary components required for advanced students and professional mycologists, it emphasizes identification based primarily on macroscopic field characters for easier use by a general audience.

A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast Gulf of Mexico

Author: Noble S. Proctor
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300113280
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Nature

DIVA uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico/div

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039535370X
Release Date: 1973-09
Genre: Nature

All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia

Author: Linda G. Chafin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0977962105
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Science

Abundantly illustrated with more than 400 color photographs and 200 detailed drawings, this comprehensive guide to the state's rare and endangered plants provides photographs and botanical illustrations in a single volume formatted for field use. More than 200 species are covered, including two dozen that are federally listed and 170-plus that are listed as Threatened, Endangered, Rare, or of Special Concern by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The guide is designed for easy, nontechnical identification of species in the field. Color photographs show the plants in their natural surroundings, and drawings emphasize the most distinctive parts of the plants. Packed with information about the plants as well as their habitats and management, the guide facilitates the quick recognition of rare species, encourages awareness of their distribution and ecological significance, and provides guidelines for ensuring their survival. Additional features include directions for using the guide, a map of Georgia's counties, descriptions of the natural communities of Georgia, references for further reading, a glossary of frequently used terms, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. The guide also includes a chapter by Jennifer Ceska and University of Georgia horticulture professor James Affolter, founding members of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, on horticultural requirements of rare species and the role of GPCA in their protection. This is a valuable resource for students, wildflower enthusiasts, botanists, land managers, and environmental decision makers. Each species account includes: one or more full-color photographs Georgia distribution map line drawing emphasizing such key field identification characters as leaf, stem, flower, and fruit scientific and common names legal and wetland status brief nontechnical description emphasizing key field identification characters flowering, fruiting, or sporulation period description of species habitat information on best survey season range-wide distribution Georgia conservation status management guidelines information on similar species and related rare species list of references

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio
ISBN: UCSD:31822023058266
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

Trees of Eastern North America

Author: Gil Nelson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400852994
Release Date: 2014-07-27
Genre: Nature

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. 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

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Author: John L. Bull
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679428526
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Nature

A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.

The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida

Author: Gil Nelson
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561641103
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Gardening

-- Florida ranks third in the U.S. in the number of plants -- about 4,000 species -- that cover its landscape -- An easy-to-use field guide with line drawings and color photos -- Useful to professional botanists as well as landscape architects and homeowners

Wildflowers of the Southeast Field Guide

Author: Jaret C. Daniels
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 159193351X
Release Date: 2012-10-08
Genre: Nature

You've seen the beautiful wildflowers of the Southeastern US. Now learn to identify them. This is your field guide to 200 of the Southeast's wildflowers. Full-page photographs and an easy-to-read format present the information that's critical to accurate identification. And the species are organized by color, so when you see a purple flower, simply turn to the purple section of the book. Wildflower identification has never been easier!