National Audubon Society Field Guide To Florida: Regional Guide: Birds, Animals, Trees, Wildflowers, Insects, Weather, Nature Preserves, And More
ISBN: 067944677X
EAN13: 9780679446774
Language: English
Release Date: May 26, 1998
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 7.4" L x 4" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

National Audubon Society Field Guide To Florida: Regional Guide: Birds, Animals, Trees, Wildflowers, Insects, Weather, Nature Preserves, And More

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Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida belongs in the home of every Florida resident and in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor. This compact volume contains:
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of Florida's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Florida, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida.

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   Florida field biology course helper
I purchased this book as a requirement for a Florida Field Biology course and lab that I needed. The book is filled with facts about the indigenous and non-native species in the many diverse Florida environmental habitats that make our state so unique. The book is compact enough to carry in a back pocket and can bear the rigors of hiking and exploration with its semi-hard cover and binding. Though my instructor, a PhD in naval biology, states that the book is rather limited in the species it identifies, it is the best reference available that is not either physical or much too impractical for field use. I rate it 5 stars for its ability to give me fast answers on the site of identification of most flora and fauna species I am charged with observing in the wild. It also has some great information about the many state reserves and parks throughout the state of Florida. A must having for anyone who is charmed by the wonders of our Florida environs, native and exotic species.
   Priceless tool! A great gift!
I ordered my 2nd copy of this book just now! We moved to Florida one year ago and are constantly looking for different animals, plants and birds, unlike some other books, and it is very easy to identify different plants and animals using this book, especially when things are often labeled wrong online!
   Good, but not complete
I wanted to use this as a pocket guide to my local area, but a lot of flora and fauna that I have seen do not make it into the book. There were a variety of ducks and spiders that did not make an appearance on the pages that left me longing for something more. However, what is described in the field guide is well pictured and pictured.
There are wonderful images of birds, plants and even mammals that make Florida home. I look forward to using it on our next trip there.
   Good basic overview
A natural overview of the good basic life of FL. Most of what you see on a general glance will be found in this book. Having grown up in FL and most of it in the country, I know that there is much more to be found here, working with scientists of a stripe or another. If you are looking for a general field guide, however, that is easy to use on the trail, you could do much worse than this book.
   Compact but inclusive
This field guide was helpful in that it included plants and animals of interest in South Florida, including butterflies and moths. However, it was disappointing that some photos of trees and shrubs were taken from a distance to show the shape, but did not always show leaf closeups. Flower photos were good, so that if the flowering plant was confident in the id, you could be confident in the flower. Invertebrate photos are often dark. There was a helpful section on parks and stores in the back with addresses and phone numbers.
   Disorganized incomplete - overview
Nifty Book '' ; not useful It is an overview of FL, all incomplete topics. Nice pictures.
   Handy Guide!
For its size it packs a lot of good info and pictures. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is hunting for a salmon if I can be found in Florida. My only critique is that I did not see a reference to the Machineel tree, which is extremely dangerous for people. Though it isn't as common in South Florida as the rest of the Caribbean Sea, it is still there. If the editors are reading this, they can give this tree at least a half page... otherwise, it is a GREAT Florida FloraFauna reference.
   Everything imaginable about Florida is in it.
Everything about FL is in this book birds, insects, the Star constellations for every season, butterflies, plants, topography, reefs, habitats, fish, mammals, wild animals, bugs, trees, etc. This is an amazing 5 - Star Book!
   A must buy for Florida residents or a Florida study!!
We are a homeschooling family and I bought this book for my 8 year old son who is a nature lover and is outside all day. I find myself reading it every week, looking for certain types of birds, plants or animals we have encountered while walking on the trails. If you need a book to learn about Florida wildlife, this is it, my friends.