Wyoming is home to a host of spectacular wildflowers which collectively are unique to the Rocky Mountain West. In their extensive Wyoming travels, Diantha and Jack States photographed over 325 of the most common and showy wildflowers that inhabit vegetation zones from prairie, steppe, foothills, montane, subalpine to alpine. They are presented in this 2nd edition of their full color field guide that includes thumbnail photos of flowers by color and shape for ease of identification. Also included is a key to plant families with line drawings of 16 of those most commonly encountered families. Thus this guide is useable and appropriate for flower enthusiasts at all levels of experience.
Author: Sylvan T. Runkel
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Originally published in 1999, Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.5 million acres of Iowa. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and all-new photographs, just as Iowa’s wetlands are getting the respect and attention they deserve. In clear and accessible prose, authors Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa provide common, scientific, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description. Plants are presented by habitat (terrestrial or aquatic), then refined by habit (e.g., emergent, floating, or submerged) or taxonomic group (e.g., ferns and allies or trees, shrubs, and vines). Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to tonics to soup and the ways that wildlife today use them for food and shelter. Each of the more than 150 species accounts is accompanied by a brilliant full-page color photograph by botanist Thomas Rosburg, who has also updated the nomenclature and descriptions for certain species. After decades of being considered an enemy of the settler, the farmer, and the citizen, Iowa’s wetlands have come into their own. We are finally caring for these important habitats. Runkel and Roosa’s updated field companion will be a valuable guide to today’s preservation and restoration initiatives.
This book provides lists of key people, sites, cities, plants and animals, political figures, industries, and events in Wyoming. All books in the It's My State! ® series are the definitive research tool for readers looking to know the ins and outs of a specific state, including comprehensive coverage of its history, people, culture, geography, economy and government.
All Sonnie Mancuso wants is to be needed by her father. Unfortunately, he already has a daughter--six, to be exact--and all he needs is a son. Orphaned in the slums of New York, fifteen-year-old Lance Harmon needs a home. Sonnie’s father gives him one, on the cattle-rich Rocking M ranch. Through the years, Lance learns to love the land, the work . . . and Sonnie. But Vince Mancuso’s health is failing, and there’s trouble on the Wyoming range. Sonnie returns home to claim the legacy that’s rightfully hers . . . but learns Lance has already claimed it.
The best identification book of the most colorful Rocky Mountain wildflowers is now available in a convenient Pack Guide. * Superb photos of the most "showy" Rocky Mountain wildflowers* Excellent descriptions by horticulturist Jim EllsThe Rocky Mountains from northern New Mexico through southern Alberta are collectively referred to as the "spine of the continent." Along the flanks of this spine you will find an array of stunningly beautiful wildflowers. Rocky Mountain Wildflowers includes 150 of the most "showy," beautiful, colorful, and striking wildflowers based on years of observation. The range of wildflowers runs from the deep red Plains Prickly Pear in the foothills to delicate purple Fairy Slippers in the deep moist subalpine forests. Each plant is described by its common name, its scientific name, and then by the appearance of the stem, leaves, and flower and the most likely plant life zones where it may be found
Most wildflower enthusiasts have several or more books on wildflowers in their libraries, but if you can only have one wildflower book in your pack, make it Rocky Mountain Flora. Jim Ells spent 25 years working on the first edition of Rocky Mountain Flora. One of the many features of this second edition is that he has photographed both the flower and plant to aid in identification. An additional feature of the second edition is that some of the photos from the first edition have been upgraded with the help of volunteer wildflower photographers. Organized by color and then alphabetically by family name and genus, Rocky Mountain Flora has images of each flower, the plant, and detailed descriptions of stems, leaves and flowers, and includes the specific location, elevation, and time of the year the flower was found. A special feature called, "LOOK FOR" helps with quick plant identification.
This newly revised and expanded edition of "A field guide to the Casper mountain area" is built upon the 1978 work of Dana P. Van Gurgh Jr., Beecher E. Strube, Peggy Knittel, Carl Jenkins, Bart Rea and Gary Keimig (illustrations). The guide provides a self-guiding tour covering the geology and biology of the Casper Mountain-Muddy Mountain area. The guide starts at Wolcott and College Drive, following the Casper Mountain road up the north face and down the south face of Casper Mountain, up Muddy Mountain road and back to Casper via Circle Drive Road (on the south side of Casper Mountain) to the junction with the Alcova Highway. Included are side trips to Rotary Park (Garden Creek Falls), the Hogadon Road to the Archery Range, Strube Loop and the Braille Trail and East End Road to the Crimson Dawn Museum. Also offered are side trips through the Bessemer Bend area and finally Hat Six Road on the east end of Casper Mountain.--back cover.
Featuring a background on Native American history and Wild West culture, this book explores the Rocky Mountains, with an emphasis on alternative routes through the mountains for those wishing to escape the beaten track. There is comprehensive coverage of getting around using local transport or doing it yourself. An entire section is devoted to outdoor activities.