Wildflowers of Wyoming Second Edition

Author: Diantha States
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483430812
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wyoming is home to a host of spectacular wildflowers which collectively are unique to the Rocky Mountain West. In their extensive Wyoming travels, Diantha and Jack States photographed over 325 of the most common and showy wildflowers that inhabit vegetation zones from prairie, steppe, foothills, montane, subalpine to alpine. They are presented in this 2nd edition of their full color field guide that includes thumbnail photos of flowers by color and shape for ease of identification. Also included is a key to plant families with line drawings of 16 of those most commonly encountered families. Thus this guide is useable and appropriate for flower enthusiasts at all levels of experience.

Wildflowers of Wyoming

Author: Diantha States
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780878424962
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wyoming is home to a spectacular array of colorful and seasonally diverse wildflowers. Wildflowers of Wyoming explores the unique communities of flowering plants associated with six major vegetation zones of the area: plains, steppe, foothills, montane, subalpine, and alpine. With a focus on the wildflowers representing major flower groups, the guide is organized alphabetically by common family name. Color photographs of the whole plant are provided and narrative descriptions include plant form, flower characteristics, habitat information, and range. Over 300 flower species are described and illustrated, making it possible for plant enthusiasts to identify and enjoy Wyoming wildflowers using only one guidebook.

Almost a Bride

Author: Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
ISBN: 1939215110
Format: PDF
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~~~ Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming – and so do the women. ~~~ “A don't-miss treat!” -- Rendezvous Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as long as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she's returned to Wyoming and her small-town home for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family's ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her. Matty's up to something -- Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he'll provide it, just as he did all the time they were childhood sweethearts. Doing what's best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to agreeing to a marriage of convenience. Although he can't resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos. Maybe -- just maybe -- his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride. Almost a Bride is a romantic comedy and the first book in the contemporary western romance collection Wyoming Wildflowers from award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn. ~~~ Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series! Prequel – Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) *Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) *Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) *My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) -- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart) Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower) -- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives) Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia) A Cowboy Wedding * Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1) Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection ~~~ Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories: “Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!! “Amazing and touching story.” “If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride.” “Smart, stubborn and irresistible.” “… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.” “Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!” “Delightful!” “Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Author: John J. Craighead
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395936139
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide describes 590 species, with detailed information on flowering season, related species, range, and habitat. More than 100 plant drawings supplement these descriptions, and more than 200 color photographs show flowers as they appear in the field.

Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains

Author: Jon Farrar
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938072X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the mixed-grass prairies of the Panhandle in the west, to the Sandhills prairie and mixed-grass prairies in central Nebraska, to the tallgrass prairies in the east, the state is home to hundreds of wildflower species, yet the primary guide to these flowers has been out of print for almost two decades. Now back in a second edition with updated nomenclature, refined plant descriptions, better photographs where improvements were called for, and a new design, Jon Farrar’s Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, originally published by NEBRASKAland magazine and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a visual treat and educational guide to some of the region’s showiest and most interesting wildflowers. Organizing species by color, Farrar provides scientific, common, and family names; time of flowering; distribution both for Nebraska specifically and for the Great Plains in general; and preferred habitat including soil type and plant community from roadsides to woodlands to grasslands. Descriptions of each species are succinct and accessible; Farrar packs a surprising amount of information into a compact space. For many species, he includes intriguing notes about edibility, medicinal uses by Native Americans and early pioneers, similar species and varieties, hybridization, and changes in status as plants become uncommon or endangered. Superb color photographs allow each of the 274 wildflowers to be easily identified and pen-and-ink illustrations provide additional details for many species. It is a joy to have this new edition riding along on car seats and in backpacks helping naturalists at all levels of expertise explore prairies, woodlands, and wetlands in search of those ever-changing splashes of color we call wildflowers.

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide

Author: Linda S. Nagy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984063673
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide is for all nature enthusiasts who want to learn more about wildflowers throughout Colorado's Rocky Mountain Region. Information includes common, scientific and family names, a brief description, and each wildflower's habitat, life zone, and general flowering time. Line drawings of flower parts and arrangements and leaf shapes and arrangements help clarify terms in the guide. Wildflowers were photographed from Rocky Mountain National Park to the Mosquito Range, and from Crested Butte to the southern San Juan Mountain Ranges. Clear, detailed images depict some of the most common as well as some uncommon wildflowers that one might find along trails and roadsides. The 200 plus wildflowers in the guide are grouped according to color so one can quickly find and identify an unfamiliar flower. Indexes of common and scientific names link to individual pages with descriptions. The guide is written by Linda Nagy with photographs by her husband, nature photographer, Bernie Nagy.

Colorado Flora

Author: William A. Weber
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607321416
Format: PDF
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Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species and encourage informed stewardship of our biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys recount interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. The book is rounded out with historical background of botanical work in the state, suggested readings, glossary, index to scientific and common names, references, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands 2nd Edition

Author: Sylvan T. Runkel
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609382854
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Originally published in 1999, Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.5 million acres of Iowa. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and all-new photographs, just as Iowa’s wetlands are getting the respect and attention they deserve. In clear and accessible prose, authors Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa provide common, scientific, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description. Plants are presented by habitat (terrestrial or aquatic), then refined by habit (e.g., emergent, floating, or submerged) or taxonomic group (e.g., ferns and allies or trees, shrubs, and vines). Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to tonics to soup and the ways that wildlife today use them for food and shelter. Each of the more than 150 species accounts is accompanied by a brilliant full-page color photograph by botanist Thomas Rosburg, who has also updated the nomenclature and descriptions for certain species. After decades of being considered an enemy of the settler, the farmer, and the citizen, Iowa’s wetlands have come into their own. We are finally caring for these important habitats. Runkel and Roosa’s updated field companion will be a valuable guide to today’s preservation and restoration initiatives.

Birds of Wyoming

Author: Doug Faulkner
Publisher: Roberts & Company
ISBN: 9781936221028
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Birds of Wyoming is the first comprehensive guide since 1939 to the status and distribution of Wyoming's avifauna. The book provides detailed information for over 400 bird species known to have occurred in Wyoming through 2008. Each full-page resident species account features a species photo and distribution map, while the non-resident section provides the reader insight on regular migrants and rarities. Introductory chapters authored by state experts give an indepth look at the state's ornithological history, vegetative landscapes, and avian conservation efforts. Habitat-focused sections by regional experts provide a broader view of management and conservation issues within Wyoming's dominant sagebrush, montane forest, and shortgrass prairie ecotones. Birds of Wyoming fills the niche for a state-based reference that will be useful to a wide range of professional disciplines and amateur birders. Governmental land managers as well as local and out-of-state birders alike will benefit from the easily accessible information (and literature references in most cases) in each species account.