With more than 90 close-up, brilliant photos grouped by color, this guide is your key to understanding when and where flowers bloom, which are native to New York State, and which you may want to add to your own garden for a non-stop, season-long riot of color.
Loaded with wildflowers that thrive in city parks, on mountainsides, in urban and suburban gardens, in forests and pine barrens, and in fertile wetlands, this guide becomes your go-to reference.
Text about each flower provides a list of characteristics—from petal arrangement to height—to help you tell one flower from another. This laminated, double-sided, six-panel guide turns every nature walk or Sunday bike ride into an exciting learning experience.
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Nic and Randi Minetor are the photographer and researcher/author team behind 20 published guides on birding, hiking trails, historic cities, and America’s national parks.
Their titles include Backyard Birding: A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Birds (Lyons Press, 2011), and five books in the Best Easy Day Hikes series (FalconGuides, 2010 and 2011) on hiking trails in New York state, including Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and the Hudson River Valley.
They have also published five books in the National Parks Pocket Guide series (FalconGuides, 2008 and 2009), on Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Everglades, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Two more guides on Cape Cod and Assateague Island National Seashores will be released as e-books.
Residents of Rochester, NY, Nic and Randi have explored and photographed New York State’s wildlife and natural resources for more than 30 years.