The Pennsylvania Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Keystone State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Pennsylvania - Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife - and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
Documents mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians Includes over 100 line art illustrations Details the animals found in the remarkably diverse habitats throughout Virginia and Maryland: their life in the wild, what they look like, what and how they eat, and how they raise their young. Intended for a general audience with any level of knowledge, the material presented serves as an informative companion to a wide range of field guides. The introduction provides general information about the various types of landscape in these Mid-Atlantic states, and how they support wildlife populations.
Throughout Pennsylvania, within the state forest system, are 61 officially designated Natural Areas, each offering a bit of wildness deemed worthy of protection: rare-bird breeding sites, stands of old-growth trees, fragile wetlands, ice age remnants, mineral-rich mountainsides. To experience first-hand the unique features of each natural area, nature writer Charles Fergus spent a year visiting all 61. In this information-filled book, he reports on what he found, offering readers a guided tour of some of natural Pennsylvania's most distinctive places. He also provides information on how to visit the areas, each of which is open to the public.
Author: Stan Freeman
Publisher: Hampshire House Publishing Company
Release Date: 2015-08-01
"The Natural History of Pennsylvania" is a unique, comprehensive guide to the nature of Pennsylvania. There are more than 400 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations covering everything from bears and beavers to snakes and spiders to weather and wildflowers. Learn about the state's geology, its endangered species and its rivers and mountains. Find out how it was shaped by the ice age and the movement of the continents. Learn about the first human residents. There are identification pages, with photos, of the common birds, butterflies, trees and wildflowers. And there's a month-by-month calendar showing when events in nature happen in Pennsylvania.
Author: Joseph F. Merritt
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release Date: 1987-01-01
From the tiny shrew to the black bear, Pennsylvania's hills and valleys are teeming with sixty-three species of wild mammals. Many of these animals are rarely seen except when pursued by an interested biologist, mammologist, or nature photographer. Now, with the publication of this book, student, scholar, and nature lover alike will have a ready reference to distinguish between a deer mouse and a white-footed mouse, to identify raccoon tracks, and to learn about Pennsylvania's other inhabitants. An attractive backpack-size volume, written in lively prose, the Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania opens with a short introduction to Pennsylvania's environment and the characteristics defining a mammal. The bulk of the book consists of species accounts of the mammals grouped into families and orders. Each account includes a short list of data, a Pennsylvania range map, a North American range map, and a narrative of the physical, ecological, and behavioral characteristics of the species. Exciting photographs of each of the species in its natural habitat, 17 in color, and drawings of animal tracks are especially useful for identification, and a glossary and a bibliography provide definitions and references for the serious reader. Naturalists, whether amateur or professional, will find the book useful in the field; it will be an indispensable tool in the classroom.
Author: Michael P. Gadomski
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2013
Often regarded as a highly industrialized state, Pennsylvania contains some of the most unique and pristine natural and wild areas in the northeastern United States. Through magnificent photography, see the diversity of nature that awaits visitors at locations as diverse as the tidewater of the Lower Delaware River and the old-growth forests that support trees that were alive when Columbus first landed in the New World. Covering many of the 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of state forest around Pennsylvania, this book reveals why millions of people a year seek solace, inspiration, and/or recreational opportunities throughout Pennsylvania's wild areas. This lush collection of photographs is a testament to the hard conservation work and accomplishments of both the Pennsylvania government and private organizations. Complete with detailed captions identifying flora, fauna, and location, this is a must-have visual guide to "Penn's Woods" for conservationists, nature lovers, and educators.
Author: Ann Fowler Rhoads
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2007-08-08
Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania identifies the nearly 3,400 species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, and weeds native to or naturalized in the Commonwealth. Retaining the clearly written identification keys and descriptions that made the first edition such an essential reference, this new edition has been reorganized to reflect recent advances in our understanding of plant relationships. Families and genera are listed in a sequence determined by current studies of plant molecular genetics, thus providing new insights for the study of botany. In addition, species have been added to the book as a result of new discoveries. The botanical illustrations of Anna Anisko continue to complement the descriptions and add an element of beauty to the volume. Developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Flora Project, and compiled by botanists at the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania is the authoritative guide to Pennsylvania's plant life. It will be indispensable to taxonomists, conservationists, ecologists, foresters, land planners, teachers, agricultural county agents, students, and amateur naturalists.
Author: Franklin C. Haas
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
Release Date: 2005
More than three hundred of Pennsylvania's most abundant or notable bird species are color-illustrated in a handy, comprehensive field guide that includes full-color and detailed illustrations; information about habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, and similar species; and a range map that shows distribution of each species throughout the year as well as migratory pathways. Original.
Author: George L. Armistead
Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Pennsylvania is one of the best places to go birding in North America. From the shores of Lake Erie in the northwest and the great river basins of the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela to the central Allegheny Mountains and east along the Pocono Mountains and the rich farmlands and rolling hills of the south, the Keystone State has a great diversity of birds. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Pennsylvania includes more than 275 species birders are most likely to see in the commonwealth. Illustrated with hundreds of crisp, color photographs, it includes descriptions of each birds along with tips of when and where to see them, written by an expert Pennsylvanian birder. It's the perfect companion for anyone interested in the amazing diversity and beauty of Pennsylvania's birds.
Author: Carol A. Sanderson
Release Date: 2006
The aim of this book is to help the reader identify most of the common wildflowers in Pennsylvania. The book concentrates on 285 of the most common wildflowers in the state, including a few outstanding trees and shrubs.
A comprehensive reference and discussion about how to plan and develop landscape designs using native plants, with a focus on the northeastern counties of Pennsylvania. Covers 2,150 species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials and annuals, 100 kinds of regional soils, and 135 ecological communities with detailed plant associations for each. Also included are the 540 protected plant species in Pennsylvania, invasive species of local concern, plant sources and additional resources for native plant enthusiasts.