Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests

A Field Guide

Author: Michael Allison Homoya,Marion T. Jackson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253223253

Category: Nature

Page: 442

View: 9928

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

Category: Nature

Page: 357

View: 4460

"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.

Orchids of Indiana

Author: Michael Allison Homoya

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 276

View: 7545

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.

Butterflies of Indiana

A Field Guide

Author: Jeffrey E. Belth

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253009553

Category: Nature

Page: 323

View: 3746

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,Katherine Harrington,Ron Rathfon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216946

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 346

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

Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest

Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use

Author: Sally S. Weeks,Harmon Patrick Weeks,Michael Homoya

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536104

Category: Gardening

Page: 463

View: 2245

As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book provides coverage of approximately 90 percent of the species that are found in surrounding Midwestern states. As well as covering indigenous species, it also includes all currently known invasive shrubs and woody vines. Written by two leading experts on woody plants and their myriad values, the guide is prepared in the same attractive, easy-to-use format as their best-selling Native Trees of the Midwest. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season, and original color photographs (generally six per species) taken by Sally Weeks detail all important characteristics. The authors provide practical guidance concerning the potential ornamental value of each species for those interested in landscaping and also evaluate the potential cover and food value for wildlife. The volume includes distribution maps, identification keys, and an index of both common and Latin names.

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest

A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States

Author: Steve Clemants,Carol Gracie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195304886

Category: Nature

Page: 445

View: 5094

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

Plant Life of Kentucky

An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora

Author: Ronald Jones

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171946

Category: Nature

Page: 856

View: 1488

Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky’s 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland status are given for each species, and about 80 percent are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 additional species from outside the state (these species are “to be expected” in Kentucky) broadens the regional coverage, and most plants occurring from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an area of wide similarity in flora) are examined, including nearly all the plants of western and central Tennessee. The author also describes prehistoric and historical changes in the flora, natural regions and plant communities, significant botanists, current threats to plant life, and a plan for future studies. Plant Life of Kentucky is intended as a research tool for professionals in biology and related fields, and as a resource for students, amateur naturalists, and others interested in understanding and preserving our rich botanical heritage.

Wetland Plants of Indiana

A Complete Guide to the Wetland and Aquatic Plants of the Hoosier State

Author: Steve Chadde

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781466374164

Category: Nature

Page: 610

View: 4977

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

Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States

Author: Alan McPherson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425969976

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 2094

"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

Amphibians and Reptiles of Indiana

Author: Sherman A. Minton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781883362102

Category: Nature

Page: 404

View: 6114

Reptiles and amphibians are found in all parts of Indiana in habitats ranging from city vacant lots to the most remote parts of the Hoosier National Forest. Since 1972 five species of amphibians and one species of reptile have been added to the state list.

Indiana Nature Set

Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees and Wildflowers of Indiana

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781620051399

Category: Nature

Page: 36

View: 5328

The Indiana Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Hoosier State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Indiana - Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife - and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region

A Comprehensive Field Guide

Author: Merel R. Black,Emmet J. Judziewicz

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299230546

Category: Nature

Page: 275

View: 9642

Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes: • more than 1,100 species from 459 genera in 100 families • many rare and previously overlooked species • 2,100 color photographs and 300 drawings • Wisconsin distribution maps for almost all plants • brief descriptions including distinguishing characteristics of the species • Wisconsin status levels for each species of wildflower (native, invasive, endangered, etc.) • derivation of Latin names.

Wildflowers of Alabama and Adjoining States

Author: Blanche E. Dean,Amy Mason,Joab L. Thomas

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817301477

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6044

There are perhaps 3,000 species of flowering plants in Alabama, and the geography of the state provides for an impressive diversity—this work records in color photographs and brief but practical descriptions some 400 of the most common, most showy, and most interesting and significant of these species. A glossary, diagrams of flower parts and types, and an index will guide the curious lay person and satisfy the more serious student as well.

The Natural Heritage of Indiana

Author: Marion T. Jackson

Publisher: Quarry Books


Category: History

Page: 482

View: 5694

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.

Trees & Shrubs of Kentucky

Author: Mary E. Wharton

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813112947

Category: Nature

Page: 582

View: 3390

Discusses the role of trees and shrubs in the ecology of Kentucky, provides a guide to identification, and briefly describes each species

Fishes of Indiana

A Field Guide

Author: Thomas P. Simon,Joseph R. Tomelleri

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253223083

Category: Nature

Page: 345

View: 7722

Indiana has more fish species than any other state north of the Ohio River. This rich variety of fish fauna is on display in this informative and beautifully illustrated guide. From the large freshwater species like the Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Mooneye, to Great Lakes species like the whitefish, Lake and Brook trout, and Longnose sucker, this book has them all—plus lesser-known species and a few thought to have disappeared from the state. Each species is represented by a descriptive entry containing diagnostic information, conservation status, habitat preferences, diet, reproductive biology, and other facts to assist in identification; a map showing the geographical distribution of the species across Indiana; and a taxonomically accurate and precise illustration.

Midwest Medicinal Plants

Identify, Harvest, and Use 109 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness

Author: Lisa M. Rose

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696559

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

View: 2056

Midwest Medicinal Plants is an indispensable guide to finding, identifying, and using the wild medicinal plants of the heartland.

A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan

Author: Joshua G. Cohen,Michael A. Kost,Bradford S. Slaughter,Dennis A. Albert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611861341

Category: Nature

Page: 362

View: 3865

Small enough to carry in a backpack, this comprehensive guide explores the many diverse natural communities of Michigan, providing detailed descriptions, distribution maps, photographs, lists of characteristic plants, suggested sites to visit, and a dichotomous key for aiding field identification. This is a key tool for those seeking to understand, describe, document, conserve, and restore the diversity of natural communities native to Michigan.

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Author: Nancy Lawson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896175

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3687

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.