The state flower, the Rocky Mountain Columbine, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Colorado. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
Meet the Natives
Author: M. Walter Pesman, Dan Johnson
A full-color, illustrated guide to over 200 different varieties of wildflowers found in Colorado, organized by color and size.
This book encourages the layperson to learn more about their life zone and serves as a field guide to better appreciate the ecology, evolution, and geography of Colorado vegetation. More comprehensive than the first, this is a must for anyone interested in the diverse vegetation in Colorado.
A field guide to seventy-five species of Colorado trees includes information on each tree's leaves or needles, bark, mature size, and fall color.
Wildflowers of Colorado
Author: John Fielder
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
This newly revised second edition contains 35 new wildflower profiles. Together, Volume 1: Plains & Foothills and Volume 2: Mountains catalog nearly 700 Colorado wildflower species. Also, the names and page numbers of crossover species that you might encounter in the mountain life zone, but also grow at lower elevations and are covered fully in Volume 1, now appear at the end of each chapter in a handy reference system.
Colorado Nature Set
Author: James Kavanagh
The Colorado Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Centennial State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Colorado, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate 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.
Hawaii Nature Set
Author: James Kavanagh
The Hawaii Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Aloha State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Hawaii, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate 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 arelightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
Most wildflower enthusiasts have several or more books on wildflowers in their libraries, but if you can only have one wildflower book in your pack, make it Rocky Mountain Flora. Jim Ells spent 25 years working on the first edition of Rocky Mountain Flora. One of the many features of this second edition is that he has photographed both the flower and plant to aid in identification. An additional feature of the second edition is that some of the photos from the first edition have been upgraded with the help of volunteer wildflower photographers. Organized by color and then alphabetically by family name and genus, Rocky Mountain Flora has images of each flower, the plant, and detailed descriptions of stems, leaves and flowers, and includes the specific location, elevation, and time of the year the flower was found. A special feature called, "LOOK FOR" helps with quick plant identification.
Author: William A. Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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.
Offers a field guide to 130 species of Colorado birds, including information on where to find birds in summer, winter, all year, or during migration.
The most popular guide to wildflowers in Colorado, updated with new photos andclassifications.- Fully revised edition uses the latest classifications- New photos make identification easier- Covers 180 of the most common wildflowersFrom late spring to early fall, Colorado's dazzling display of wildflowers charms and sometimes overwhelms anyone who visits the backcountry. The new edition of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers makes identification easy. Updated information and photos make this the must-have guide for flower lovers. The compact size is perfect for hikers and backpackers.
Identifies the different types of plant and animal life in this region, and offers an overview of its natural history