Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests

Author: Michael Allison Homoya
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253223253
Format: PDF, ePub
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This beautifully illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indiana's most prominent ecosystem—the Eastern Deciduous Forest. For ease of identification, the plants are arranged by flower color or growth form, providing a convenient way to distinguish a great majority of plants in any given woodland. Generous treatment is given to all major vascular plant groups of the forest, such as wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges. Michael A. Homoya not only helps with identification, but also offers information on a plant's habitat, flowering period, familial relationships, biology, and connections to Indiana. For the garden enthusiast and habitat restorer, there is a section on landscaping and natural community restoration using native forest plants. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this book go to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for land protection and stewardship.

Field Guide to Indiana Wildflowers

Author: Kay Yatskievych
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214201
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Each species entry includes the scientific name, the common name, habitats, general distribution in the state, months of blooming, size of the plants and the flowers or inflorescence, and a brief additional descripton of the plant. If there is a photograph or drawing of the species, it is always placed with the species entry. Species that are introduced to the state or are on Indiana's Endangered, Threatened, and Rare List are marked with a notation about their status."--Jacket.

Butterflies of Indiana

Author: Jeffrey E. Belth
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009553
Format: PDF, ePub
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This field guide to Indiana's rich butterfly fauna covers all 149 species of butterflies and their close relatives, the skippers. Belth also offers an introduction to the natural history of butterflies --

One Hundred and One Trees of Indiana

Author: Marion T. Jackson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covers trees native to Indiana, as well as those widely naturalized or planted extensively, with text descriptions, botanical illustrations and color photography to assist with field identification, and distribution maps that indicate where each tree was found. Original

Orchids of Indiana

Author: Michael Allison Homoya
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Ò . . . perhaps the most carefully done and beautiful work on orchids at the state level has been produced by Michael A. Homoya of the Indiana Natural Heritage Program. . . . Mr. HomoyaÕs lifelong interest in orchids comes through clearly on every page of this magnificent book. His firsthand knowledge of each kind of orchid known from Indiana is so vividly described that one gets the feeling of being in the field or at least wanting to get to the field as soon as possible. . . . Mr. Homoya is to be commended for a most outstanding book. It is a must for any orchid enthusiast.Ó ÑRobert H. Mohlenbrock All forty-three of the orchids currently growing in Indiana are presented in this handsome volume. Each species account contains a detailed description of the orchid and includes color photographs and range maps for both the state and the country. But this is more than just a state orchid book. Mike Homoya gives us detailed discussions of the orchid genre, reproduction, pollination, habitat, conservation, classification, and finding tips. He includes a checklist of Indiana orchids and an appendix which presents scientific and common names. No expense has been spared to make this book the very best of its kind. It will appeal to naturalists and orchid lovers everywhere.

The Natural Heritage of Indiana

Author: Marion T. Jackson
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN:
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The Natural Heritage of Indiana is the first survey of the natural beauty, heritage, and environmental problems of the state. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs by some of the state's best nature photographers, as well as maps, drawings, and diagrams, it also contains essays by 38 of Indiana's leading scholar-teachers and environmental practitioners. This book explores the Indiana landscape, past and present, the seven defined natural regions of the state, and the current plant and animal life, while pondering how the land has been affected by people and how to protect what remains. The Natural Heritage of Indiana is not only a celebration of natural wonders and nature's beauty, it is also a record of misuse and ignorance and a call to arms for those interested in preserving Indiana's environment.

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest

Author: Steve Clemants
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195304886
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many of us have stopped to pick bunches of wildflowers or have admired them as they flourished in fields, hiking trails, and roads. Always appreciated but not always recognized, now these beauties can easily be identified with Wildflowers in the Field and Forest, the most inclusive field guide available to the wildflowers in the northeastern United States. Designed for easy use, the book features two-page spreads with descriptive text and range maps on one side facing pages of color photos on the other. The descriptions are concise, but thorough, and the range maps show both where the plant grows and what time of year it is likely to be in bloom. Plants are grouped by flower color, usually the feature first noticed by the observer. The species are subsequently grouped by petal arrangement, type of leaves, and number of flower parts as indicated in the "quick characters" box at the top of each page. There is also a simple key in the beginning of the book that allows one to quickly narrow the search to a few pages. In addition to the more common and conspicuous wildflowers, many of the lesser known, and often overlooked, species are also depicted. Over 1,400 species are described with nearly all of them illustrated with full-color photos. While these photos generally show the flowers of the plant, insets of leaves (and occasionally fruits) are often included to help in identification. A bar on each photo allows users to accurately judge the actual size of each flower. Both serious botanists and casual nature observers will welcome this beautifully illustrated and expertly detailed guide. · The most comprehensive field guide for the northeastern United States, including New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with additional coverage of adjacent areas in eastern Canada · Over 1,400 species are described; nearly all are illustrated by beautiful color photographs · Photographs accurately depict the flowers; insets show details of leaves and other features · Photos, descriptions, and maps on facing pages make the book simple to use · Color-coded maps indicate both the range of the species and the time when it is in bloom

Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States

Author: Alan McPherson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425969976
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Life Goes On ... But Are You Going On With Your Life"? This is easier said than done. Before you can begin the path through grief, I feel we must first go back to the beginning of your relationship with your spouse. For it is at this point you will first be able to get in touch with your inner self and with the essence of the beginning of your emotional connection. The path through grief is a dark and lonely trail, one you have to endure without assistance. There is no "proper" or "improper" method, map, or schedule about HOW to endure it. There is no guide about the affect on you or on those around you. You must learn how to cope on a daily basis ... One Day at a Time. You must realize that you will make mistakes and be a big enough person to realize that and not be ashamed to admit it... either to yourself or to others. "Life is not measured by the number or breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away" LOVE IS FOREVER May God bless all who read this book. I hope it has given you a little bit of inner peace, of comfort and a sense of closeness to the loved one who has gone before you IN MEMORY

Flora of Indiana

Author: Charles Clemon Deam
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781930665590
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Flora of Indiana has served as the standard by which other state floras must be compared. Now over 60 years old, it has clearly withstood the test of time, and continues to be a primary source of information for any serious student of field botany. Deam insisted upon the highest standards for his work, and strove to make the Flora as accurate as possible. He examined over 84,000 specimens in preparation for the book, and from these he prepared keys, species accounts, and range maps showing species¿ occurrence by county. Although these maps reflect the knowledge only as it existed in 1940, they continue to be useful today in determining a species¿ general range in the state. This is especially helpful for the beginner, or one not familiar with Indiana¿s flora, as it can reduce the field of options when trying to determine an unknown plant¿s identity.

Wetland Plants of Indiana

Author: Steve Chadde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781466374164
Format: PDF
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Wetland Plants of Indiana is the first field guide to all the vascular plants found in the wetland and aquatic habitats of Indiana. Included are plants found in Indiana's bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, wet meadows, and floodplain forests, plus the aquatic plants of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Fully illustrated with line drawings and many photographs, this book is an essential reference for botanists, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, students, educators, and anyone simply wanting to learn more about these fascinating places. Complete coverage of Indiana's wetland and aquatic species within four major groups • Ferns and Fern Allies • Conifers • Dicots • Monocots Includes: • Over 800 plant species in 109 plant families • Each species described (including its habitat) and illustrated • Easy-to-use keys to each plant family, genus, and species • Indiana's endangered and threatened wetland plants • US Fish and Wildlife Service wetland status indicators • Native or introduced in Indiana