Lichens of the North Woods

Lichens of the North Woods Author Joe Walewski
ISBN-10 0979200601
Year 2007
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Pub
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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.

Butterflies of the North Woods

Butterflies of the North Woods Author Larry Weber
ISBN-10 0967379318
Year 2001-06-01
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Adventure Publications
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Butterflies of the North Woods is a field guide to 61 of the most common butterflies in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Author Larry Weber has been a science teacher for 34 years. He lives with his wife on an old farm in Carlton County, Minnesota where he watches, photographs and writes about critters, including butterflies. -- Innovative format that makes field identification a snap -- Easy-to-use red bar phenograms show you when to look for each species -- User-friendly fieldmark arrows point to the distinguishing characteristics of each butterfly -- Seven handy appendixes including a phenology flight chart, habitat guide and binocular buying guide -- Sturdy field guide size so you can take it with you

Ferns of the North Woods

Ferns of the North Woods Author Joe Walewski
ISBN-10 1936571080
Year 2016-05-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Publishing
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Ferns, horsetails and clubmosses are a surprisingly diverse group with a fascinating natural history. Some ferns are as tiny as golf tees, and others may tower to head height. Horsetail stems contain so much abrasive silica that they can be used to scour pots! Did you know that the spores from certain clubmosses are highly explosive and were used in creating flashes to light photos taken in the 1800s? This new addition to the North Woods Naturalist Series covers more than 100 species of ferns and friends native to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Range maps, habitats, nature notes and an easy to understand description for each species are paired with more than 250 color photos!

Dragonflies of the North Woods

Dragonflies of the North Woods Author Kurt Mead
ISBN-10 0979200652
Year 2009
Pages 193
Language en
Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Pub
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Which dragonfly eats large butterflies and other dragonflies? Learn about all 103 species of dragonflies and some common damselflies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and northwestern Ontario. This field guide is a National Outdoor Book Award winner!

Moths Caterpillars of the North Woods

Moths   Caterpillars of the North Woods Author James Sogaard
ISBN-10 0979200660
Year 2009
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Pub
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This first-of-its-kind field guide presents over 300 species of moths of the North. The innovative format, complete with neat-to-know information, makes field identification a snap, and 700-plus color photos illustrate how colorful moths can be.

Mammals of the North Woods

Mammals of the North Woods Author Roger Powell
ISBN-10 1936571099
Year 2016-05-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Publishing
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From the massive moose to the miniscule mole, 68 species of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan mammals are described in vivid detail by mammalogist Roger Powell of Ely, Minnesota. Roger is a Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University with a broad range of expertise from Black Bears to fishers to weasels. All native (and introduced species) are covered from lynx to Least Chipmunk, from wolf to Woodland Jumping Mouse and from Snowshoe Hare to Short-tailed Shrew. Every page will provide an "aha” moment and an exclamation of "I didn’t know that!” You thought you knew our northern mammals... until you read this book!

Lichens of North America

Lichens of North America Author Irwin M. Brodo
ISBN-10 9780300082494
Year 2001
Pages 795
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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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

Spiders of the North Woods

Spiders of the North Woods Author Larry Weber
ISBN-10 1936571064
Year 2013-05-30
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Pub
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Which spider spits venom and sticky threads? Why don't Northerners need to fear the Black Widow? These answers and more are found in Spiders of the North Woods. The easy-to-follow format makes field identification of 135 species simple and fun.

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians Author Karl B McKnight
ISBN-10 9781400845880
Year 2013-02-21
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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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

Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest

Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest Author Linda Geiser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124181731
Year 2009
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher
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A key component in healthy ecosystems, lichens can be found in almost any natural habitat in the Pacific Northwest. This revised and expanded edition of the first comprehensive guide to the region's macrolichens is intended for use by beginners as well as specialists: weekend naturalists will be able to identify specimens and recognize the great diversity of lichens, while lichenologists and mycologists will gain greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of various species. The new edition incorporates an understanding of macrolichens that has advanced tremendously in the ten years since the first edition. It includes 116 new species, many of them new to science since 1997, and 176 additional illustrations. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest includes keys to 108 genera and 574 species of Oregon and Washington macrolichens all the macrolichens known or expected to occur in the two states. The keys also provide reasonable coverage for lichens of Idaho and Montana, inland to the Continental Divide. Color photographs and detailed descriptions are provided for 243 species, emphasizing lichens prevalent in forested ecosystems. The illustrated glossary and introductory material cover the terminology needed to identify macrolichens and provide information on collection and handling. The biology, ecology, and air-quality sensitivity of lichens are discussed, and regional air quality sensitivities are provided for more than one hundred species. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest will prove invaluable to anyone seeking to identify lichens or to better understand these organisms and their vital role in the natural world.

Moss Gardening

Moss Gardening Author George Schenk
ISBN-10 0881923702
Year 1997
Pages 261
Language en
Publisher Timber Press (OR)
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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.

Lichens of Ireland

Lichens of Ireland Author Paul Whelan
ISBN-10 1848891377
Year 2011
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher
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A concise introduction to lichen biology and ecology, describing over 250 Irish species with color photographs and a guide to chemical tests, fieldwork, and how to heek a herbarium.

The Fungal Pharmacy

The Fungal Pharmacy Author Robert Rogers
ISBN-10 9781583945957
Year 2012-06-12
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.

Michigan Lichens

Michigan Lichens Author Julie Jones Medlin
ISBN-10 0877370389
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher
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Here, more than 80 colour plates combined with concise descriptions offer a resource for the identification and study of these unique dual organisms, many of which occur well beyond the state's borders.

The Book of Fungi

The Book of Fungi Author Peter Roberts
ISBN-10 9780226177199
Year 2014-12-10
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Colorful, mysterious, and often fantastically shaped, fungi have been a source of wonder and fascination since the earliest hunter-gatherers first foraged for them. Today there are few, if any, places on Earth where fungi have not found themselves a home. And these highly specialized organisms are an indispensable part of the great chain of life. They not only partner in symbiotic relationships with over ninety percent of the world’s trees and flowering plant species, they also recycle and create humus, the fertile soil from which such flora receive their nutrition. Some fungi are parasites or saprotrophs; many are poisonous and, yes, hallucinogenic; others possess life-enhancing properties that can be tapped for pharmaceutical products; while a delicious few are prized by epicureans and gourmands worldwide. In this lavishly illustrated volume, six hundred fungi from around the globe get their full due. Each species here is reproduced at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by a scientific explanation of its distribution, habitat, association, abundance, growth form, spore color, and edibility. Location maps give at-a-glance indications of each species’ known global distribution, and specially commissioned engravings show different fruitbody forms and provide the vital statistics of height and diameter. With information on the characteristics, distinguishing features, and occasionally bizarre habits of these fungi, readers will find in this book the common and the conspicuous, the unfamiliar and the odd. There is a fungal predator, for instance, that hunts its prey with lassos, and several that set traps, including one that entices sows by releasing the pheromones of a wild boar. Mushrooms, morels, puffballs, toadstools, truffles, chanterelles—fungi from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to our own backyards—are all on display in this definitive work.