Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States in PDF and EPUB Describes the geology, habitats, weather, plants, wildlife, and parks of the American Southwest
Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States in PDF and EPUB Identifies the different types of plant and animal life in this region, and offers an overview of its natural history
Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida in PDF and EPUB Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests
Download and read online A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest in PDF and EPUB Provides descriptive and behaviorial information about over four hundred bird species found in the deserts and grasslands of Arizona, California, and New Mexico, and includes listings of public areas that offer high concentrations of bird species or specialities.
Download and read online Mushrooms and Truffles of the Southwest in PDF and EPUB The American Southwest is not usually thought of as a habitat for mushrooms, yet its various life zones are home to a surprising number of fungi and related species. This first book on the region's mushrooms and truffles provides descriptions and color illustrations for 156 major species and additional descriptive references for 155 more. Also included are selected slime molds and lichens, which, like truffles, usually are not covered in mushroom guides at all. The book's range is Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, and northern Mexico. It is designed to help fungiphiles not only identify mushrooms but also find them. The author describes the life zones where fungi can be found in association with characteristic plant communities and provides maps--with major landmarks indicated--designating conifer forests on public land where mushrooms are most often found. The major classifications covered are Club Fungi (Basidiomycetes), Stomach Fungi (Gasteromycetes), Sac Fungi (Ascomycetes), and Tuberlike Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes. A special feature of the guide is the provision of cross references to other field guides, reinforcing the need to confirm identification before consuming mushrooms. Notations on toxicity and edibility are provided.
Download and read online Birds of Arizona Field Guide in PDF and EPUB Make bird watching in Arizona even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Arizona. This book features 145 species of Arizona birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Download and read online Birds of New Mexico in PDF and EPUB Highlighting information on only birds found in New Mexico, this field guide includes beautiful and full-page descriptions.
Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to California in PDF and EPUB 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
Download and read online Land of Enchantment Wildflowers in PDF and EPUB New Mexico is home to about 4,000 species of plants that inhabit the varied ecosystems found at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. Willa Finley and LaShara Nieland, authors of a previous field guide of Texas plants, Lone Star Wildflowers, traveled throughout New Mexico and photographed approximately 200 commonly encountered plants in all stages of growth from spring through fall. They also visited with Native Americans to learn the extensive practical ways in which they and their ancestors have used the flora. The research is presented in a colorful, well-organized format, using easily understood language appealing to wildflower enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Land of Enchantment Wildflowers features · Easy-to-use format with plants grouped according to flower color, indicated by color bars along the page edges. · 456 full-color photos, all taken by the authors, including flowers, leaves and seedpods. · Origins of common and scientific names. · Historical and modern uses of plants for food, medicine, and other applications, along with archaeological findings. · Information about toxins and commercially valuable chemical compounds. · Interactions with wildlife and livestock, both positive and negative. · Landscaping uses, noting growth requirements, as well as deer resistance. · Over 100 butterfly and moth species identified, with description of their interaction with specific plants.
Download and read online The Owl and the Woodpecker in PDF and EPUB An intimate blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs in the wild, this perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers provides an in-depth look at two of our most iconic--and important-- bird species. Great for photography lovers, conservationists and backyard enthusiasts alike, it includes an overview map of habitats and a foreword by award-winning artist and writer Tony Angell.Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Paul Bannick. The Owl and the Woodpecker showcases a sense of these birds' natural rhythms, as well as the integral spirit of our wild places. Based on hundreds of hours in the field photographing these fascinating and wily birds, Bannick evokes all 41 North American species of owls and woodpeckers, across 11 key habitats. And by revealing the impact of two of our most iconic birds, Bannick has created a wholly unique approach to birding and conservation.
Download and read online A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque in PDF and EPUB Extending from the spillway below Cochiti Dam, about fifty miles north of Albuquerque, to the headwaters of Elephant Butte Reservoir, near Truth or Consequences in the southern portion of New Mexico, the Middle Rio Grande Bosque is more than a cottonwood woodland or forest. It is a complete riverside ecosystem, among the more important in the world's arid regions. Every day hundreds of visitors to the bosque encounter flora and fauna they can't identify. Researchers and municipal, county, state, and federal resource agency personnel concerned with the bosque's management need to know how plants and animals are linked to their habitats. With descriptions of more than seven hundred plants and animals illustrated with color photographs, this authoritative guide is the first of its kind for the Middle Rio Grande Bosque and is an invaluable resource for land managers, teachers, students, eco-buffs, and nature enthusiasts. It also reveals the important role the bosque plays in New Mexico's natural heritage.
Download and read online A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona in PDF and EPUB A complete guide to Arizona's flora, from ferns to cacti, wildflowers to trees. The descriptive text includes common and botanical names, plant characteristics, bloom time, habitat, notes on ethnobotanical uses, and other facts. Included in the more than 900 detailed color photographs is a section of plants with conspicuous flowers, arranged by color for easy identification.
Download and read online Explorer s Guide The Four Corners Region Where Colorado Utah Arizona New Mexico Meet A Great Destination in PDF and EPUB Explorer's Great Destinations puts the guide back into guidebook. This Explorer's Great Destinations guidebook focuses on the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest, including parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.
Download and read online The Sonoran Desert in PDF and EPUB "This is an anthology of poetry and short prose about the Sonoran Desert that is organized in the manner of a field guide"--Provided by publisher.
Download and read online Backcountry Adventures Arizona in PDF and EPUB Beautifully crafted, high quality, sewn, 4 color guidebook. Part of a multiple book series of books on travel through America's beautiful and historic backcountry. Directions and maps to 2,671 miles of the state's most remote and scenic back roads ? from the lowlands of the Yuma Desert to the high plains of the Kaibab Plateau. Trail history is colorized through the accounts of Indian warriors like Cochise and Geronimo; trail blazers; and the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Includes wildlife information and photographs to help readers identify the great variety of native birds, plants, and animal they are likely to see. Contains 157 trails, 576 pages, and 524 photos (both color and historic).