Common Lichens of Northeastern North America

A Field Guide

Author: Troy McMullin,Frances Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893275112

Category: Lichens

Page: 180

View: 1037

A light and easy-to-use field guide to the rich lichen flora of Northeastern North America. The authors have designed this user-friendly guide for amateur naturalists, nature interpreters, forestry workers, land surveyors, researchers and the general public. Meant to fit in a pocket or backpack, it requires no previous botanical experience and is written in non-technical language.

Lichens of North America

Author: Irwin M. Brodo,Sylvia Duran Sharnoff,Stephen Sharnoff,Canadian Museum of Nature

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082495

Category: Nature

Page: 795

View: 9273

Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and elsewhere in the world. This stunning book - the first accessible and authoritative guidebook to lichens of the North American continent - fills the gap, presenting superb colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps, and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous, or ecologically significant species. The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens (the latter rarely included in popular guidebooks) and presents information on another 70 species in the keys or notes, special attention is given to species endemic to North America. A comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses, and ecological significance of lichens and is illustrated with 90 additional colour photos and many line drawings. English names are provided for most species, and the book also includes a glossary that explains technical terms. This visually rich and informative book will open the eyes of nature lovers everywhere to

Keys to Lichens of North America

Author: Irwin M. Brodo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300195737

Category:

Page: 424

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Created in response to requests from longtime users, this addition to the acclaimed reference to North American lichens compiles updated and expanded keys for the identification of these fascinating organisms. An ideal laboratory resource, it covers over 2,000 species of lichens indigenous to the continent. There is no comparable volume available for classroom, workshop, or private use. A glossary is illustrated with photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff and drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque, all from the original book. The revised keys are an indispensable identification tool for botanists, students, scientists, and enthusiasts alike.

Lichens Above Treeline

A Hiker's Guide to Alpine Zone Lichens of the Northeastern United States

Author: Ralph Pope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584654025

Category: Nature

Page: 69

View: 4018

The perfect hiker's companion for any naturalist interested in the lichens of the northeastern mountaintops.

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

Author: Karl B McKnight,Joseph R. Rohrer,Kirsten McKnight Ward,Warren J. Perdrizet

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845882

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 6309

This is the first book to help general readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With just this field guide, a hand lens, and a spray bottle--no microscopes necessary--readers will be able to identify and name many of the common species of mosses growing in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains. At the heart of this guide is an innovative, color-tabbed system that helps readers pick out small groups of similar species. Illustrated identification keys, colorful habitat and leaf photos, more than 600 detailed line drawings, and written descriptions help differentiate the species. This accessible book allows all nature enthusiasts to make accurate identifications and gain access to the enchanting world of mosses. 200 species included More than 600 detailed line drawings More than 400 color photographs Innovative color-tabbed system for species identification Illustrated species identification keys Helpful tips for moss collecting

The Macrolichens of New England

Descriptions, Color Illustrations, Identification Keys, Conservation Status

Author: James Wadsworth Hinds,Patricia L. Hinds

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden PressDept

ISBN: 9780893274771

Category: Gardening

Page: 584

View: 5319

Mosses, Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America

Author: Dale Hadley Vitt,Janet E. Marsh,Robin Bruce Bovey

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

ISBN: 9781551055695

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 1410

This book brings the small yet beautiful world of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns to those interested in the fascinating world of our Northwest nature. Covering the region from southern Oregon to Alaska and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana and Saskatchewan, this guide features: * Over 370 of the most common species enhanced with photos * Hundreds of additional similar species described * The major vegetation zones in northwestern North America * Habitat descriptions and distribution maps * Systematic keys to the species in each section * Horsetails and clubmosses, as well as mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns.

Lichens of the North Woods

Author: Joe Walewski

Publisher: Kollath-Stensaas Pub

ISBN: 9780979200601

Category: Nature

Page: 152

View: 7715

Lichens have the capability to dissolve granite. They are very colorful; oranges, yellows, greens, blacks and whites adorn trees, bedrock and even gravestones. This field guide spotlights 120 species, shown in color photos with natural history text.

Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts

A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast

Author: Ralph Pope

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: 9781501700781

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 4908

This photo-based field guide to the more common or distinctive bryophytes of northeastern North America gives beginners the tools they need to identify most specimens without using a compound microscope.

Craft of the Dyer

Colour from Plants and Lichens

Author: Karen Leigh Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4537

Here is a complete guide to making your own dye from a wide variety of plants — acorn to zinnia. Covers dyeing procedures, mordants, preparing fibers, every step. List of suppliers. Bibliography.

Lichen Biology

Author: Thomas H. Nash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459747

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 8902

A broad-ranging review of organisms which have long-fascinated biologists, ecologists and chemists.

Caterpillars of Eastern North America

A Guide to Identification and Natural History

Author: David L. Wagner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834143

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 3166

This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican Jumping Bean caterpillars. Full-page species accounts cover almost 400 species, with up to six images per species including an image of the adult plus succinct text with information on distribution, seasonal activity, foodplants, and life history. These accounts are generously complemented with additional images of earlier instars, closely related species, noteworthy behaviors, and other intriguing aspects of caterpillar biology. Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators. Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region. A compact guide to nearly 700 caterpillars east of the Mississippi, from forest pests to garden guests and economically important species 1,200 color photos and 24 line drawings enable easy identification Full-page species accounts with image of adult insect for almost 400 species, plus succinct text on distribution and other vital information Many caterpillars illustrated here for the first time Current information on distribution, biology, and taxonomy not found in other popular works A section geared toward educators, "Caterpillar Projects" An indispensable resource for all who seek an easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region

Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America

Author: Merritt Lyndon Fernald,Alfred Charles Kinsey

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614447X

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

View: 5264

Authoritative guide offers a detailed enumeration of 1,000 species of edible plants and ferns. How to locate, identify and use for soups, salads, desserts, seasonings, more. 129 figures. 25 plates. Bibliography.

Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks

(Boulder, Colorado)

Author: Erin Tripp

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607325543

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 8350

Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks is a careful examination of the lichens that occur at the ecologically important and lichenologically rich urban outcropping of Fox Hills sandstone known as White Rocks Nature Preserve, located in Boulder County, Colorado. This extensively illustrated field guide presents detailed information on the macroscopic and microscopic features needed to identify species, as well as extensive notes on how to differentiate closely related lichens—both those present at White Rocks and those likely to be found elsewhere in western North America. This guide is one of the only complete lichen inventories of a sandstone formation in North America and covers all constituents including the crustose microlichen biota, traditionally excluded from other inventories. A short introduction and glossary equip the reader with basic information on lichen morphology, reproduction, and ecology. Visitors to White Rocks Nature Preserve must schedule staff-led public tours or set up sponsored research projects through the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and there are many other outcroppings of Fox Hills sandstone across the West, making Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks a significant resource for anyone interested in this unique environment. This accessible, user-friendly guide will also be valuable to naturalists and lichenologists around the world as well as educators, conservationists, and land managers concerned with the growing significance of open spaces and other protected urban areas throughout North America. The University Press of Colorado gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the University of Colorado Natural History Museum, City of Boulder Parks & Open Spaces, and the Colorado Native Plant Society board and members toward the publication of this book.

Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Timber Press Field Guide

Author: Timothy J. Baroni

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698144

Category: Nature

Page: 600

View: 8491

A must-have for mushroom hunters in the northeast The Northeast is one of the best places to find mushrooms; they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, and most of Quebec. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi; information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them; an overview of fungus ecology; and a discussion on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

Field Guide to Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America

Author: W. B. Schofield

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295981949

Category: Nature

Page: 228

View: 9481

A substantial glossary and comprehensive checklist are included. This useful guide to genera found abundantly in the region will be welcomed not only by the professional field botanist but by the enterprising amateur naturalist who wishes to discover the unusual beauty and fascinating variety of these bryophytes."--BOOK JACKET.

Liverworts of New England

A Guide for the Amateur Naturalist

Author: Mary S. G. Lincoln

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden PressDept

ISBN: 9780893274788

Category: Science

Page: 161

View: 1049

Moss Gardening

Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures

Author: George Schenk

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881923704

Category: Gardening

Page: 261

View: 6366

A delightful book that encourages gardeners to pay closer attention to the subtle beauty of miniature landscapes and introduces one of the glories of Japanese gardens into American designs. The author writes entertainingly of mosses on rocks and walls, in containers, and as a lush ground cover, and he presents a gallery of his favorite moss species.

Mushrooms for Health

Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi

Author: Greg Marley

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 0892729015

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 2557

There is a burgeoning interest in natural medicines in the United States. Among these natural health powerhouses are mushrooms, and here mycologist Greg Marley introduces ten species found in New England-and elsewhere, too, in many cases. Marley describes where to find and how to prepare these fungi and lists their health-supporting benefits. On a comforting note, Marley says there are no poisonous look-alikes for any of these beneficial fungi!

Lichens

an illustrated guide to the British and Irish species

Author: Frank S. Dobson

Publisher: Richmond Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 621

Standard British work on lichens covering 450 of the most common species and a selection of the rarer ones. Entries consist of full-colour photographs, a description, notes on habitat and distribution, and the approximate air pollution tolerance. Numerous line illustrations are also included, showing microscopic and diagnostic features.