Alberta Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
With six distinct Natural Regions -- Boreal, Canadian Shield, Foothills, Grassland, Parkland, and Rocky Mountain -- Alberta hosts a tremendous variety of over 2600 plants, including the beloved provincial flower, the Wild Rose. Sifting through so many species is a challenge, so it helps to get to know the most common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, as you can do with the help of this beautifully illustrated collection of 140 familiar species. Especially useful is the ecoregion map on the back panel featuring over 20 botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who want to identify and forge a deeper relationship with the plants of Alberta. 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.