South Dakota Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
Much of South Dakota is covered in rich grassland and farmland. There are also pockets of forest, badlands, mountains, and myriad wetlands. Thousands of plants grow across the Mount Rushmore State's sweeping landscapes, including important pollinators like goldenrods, coneflowers, asters, and state wildflower Pasque Flower. Plants are often seen as a major aspect of a landscape's character, so it helps to get acquainted with the most familiar species to establish a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build. You can do this with the portable reference South Dakota Trees & Wildflowers, which includes beautiful illustrations of 140 common 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 ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to forge deeper and more meaningful connections with the land through its flora. 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.