Oklahoma Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
Oklahoma is a botanically rich state owing to its varied topography and central location at the intersection of eastern and western plant communities. Only two US states have more wildflowers than Oklahoma, so the Sooner State is the ideal place to learn about plants from over 170 different families and iconic species like state tree Redbud. With such a tremendous plant diversity, it is easy to feel overwhelmed at times. It helps, then, to have a portable reference on hand that allows you to focus on a smaller group of the most representative species. You can do this with the beautifully illustrated Oklahoma Trees & Wildflowers, which features illustrations of 140 trees, shrubs, and wildflowers as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 botanical sanctuaries and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the perfect resource for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to forge deeper and more meaningful connections with the land through its plant life. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.