I recall speaking to a friend during an ecology course about the creation of this guide. I was bubbling with excitement just thinking about it. Having been a huge fan of the Grass River Natural Area since my youth, the publishing of this guide put a smile across my face. I simply love field guides.
This particular guide is unique in that it focuses on a fairly small area of Michigan. Which in my opinion, is especially helpful when navigating Northwest Michigan’s myriad natural areas, parks and preserves. The guide boasts 111 pages of full-color images to aid in identifying various Flora and Fauna. The guide also provides the reader with a history of the Grass River region and its Geological History.
In the Field
The guide is slightly larger than most, but still of a nice size to slip into a large jacket pocket or backpack. The table of contents provides an easy to navigate format to assist in identifying a specimen (which also includes color coding). Each specimen’s picture is complimented by helpful information.
As it is a softcover book, take care in tucking it away when not in use.
This is a wonderful guide. Much consideration and thought has been put into its design and purpose. Highly recommended.
Book ISBN: 978-0-692-75384-2