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Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses
2013. by Emmet J. Judziewicz, Robert W. Freckmann, Lynn G. Clark, & Merel R. Black
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Grasses are the foremost plant family of prairies, savannas, barrens, many agricultural landscapes, lawns, and successional habitats throughout Wisconsin, yet they are notoriously difficult to identify. This field guide to 232 species of Wisconsin grasses includes more than 1,100 illustrations. Setting a new standard as the first new, illustrated midwestern grass identification manual to appear since the 1960s, it provides up-to-date, comprehensive information for naturalists, gardeners, landscapers, nursery horticulturalists, community restoration professionals, agronomists and biologists, and any outdoors lover.
Field Guide to Wisconsin Streams: Plants, Fishes, Invertebrates, Amphibians, and Reptiles
2014. by Michael A. Miller, Katie Songer, & Ron Dolen
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
From bubbling spring-fed headwaters to quiet, marshy creeks and tannin-stained northern reaches, Wisconsin is home to 84,000 miles of streams. This guide is the ultimate companion for learning about the animals and plants in Wisconsin streams. A collaborative effort by dozens of biologists and ecologists, Field Guide toWisconsin Streams is accessible to anglers, teachers and students, amateur naturalists, and experienced scientists alike.
More than 1,000 images illustrate the species in this field guide. These images are augmented by detailed ecological and taxonomic notes, descriptions of look-alike species, and distribution maps.
Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians
2013. by Karl B McKnight, Joseph R. Rohrer (UW-Eau Clair), Kirsten McKnight Ward, & Warren J. Perdrizet
Publisher: Princeton Field Guides
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.
Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide
2009. Merel Black and Emmet J. Judziewicz
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 2 edition (February 13, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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.
Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges: An Introduction to the Genus Carex (Cyperaceae)
2008. Andrew L. Hipp
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (February 6, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.2 x 8.8 inches
Sedges are among the world’s most diverse and ecologically important plant families, with almost two hundred species in Wisconsin alone. These grass-like plants, found mostly in wetlands, are increasingly popular with landscapers and home gardeners. Learning to identify sedges is challenging, however, and the available technical guides to the sedge family can be overwhelming to a nonspecialist. Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the largest sedge genus, Carex, which alone makes up about 7 percent of the flora of the upper Midwest.
Written primarily for naturalists, wild plant enthusiasts, and native landscapers, this book is unique in its accessible format and illustrations. With this book, readers can learn to recognize key structures needed to identify approximately 150 Carex species found in Wisconsin. Author Andrew Hipp shows how to identify many of the major groupings of sedges that are used in guides to the genus throughout the world.
Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges includes information on habitat and range drawn from Hipp’s extensive field experience and inspection of thousands of herbarium sheets. Primarily an identification guide, the book is also a valuable source of habitat information for landscapers, gardeners, and restorationists.