Common Lichens of Northeastern North America: A Field Guide. Mem (112)

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08/07/2020 02:10:42
At last, a light and easy-to-use field guide to the rich lichen flora of Northeastern North America. The authors have designed this user-friendly guide for amateur naturalists, nature interpreters, forestry workers, land surveyors, researchers, and the general public. Meant to fit in a pocket or backpack, it requires no previous botanical experience and is written in non-technical language. One hundred and thirty-eight lichens are featured. The guide is formatted so that each page is arranged by the surface a featured lichen grows on in the field, its shape or growth form, and then its color.

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  • 5
    easy to use

    Posted by Avi on Feb 14th 2022

    I'm an outdoor enthusiast but have no experience with lichens. My children and I have had a great time using this well written and well illustrated book. It is really well organized. I really recommend getting a 10 x loupe as stated in the book. I got a cheap one (I think $16) on amazon and it works well. Also, the book is organized by tree, soil and rock lichens. Some lichens can grow on more than type of surface (as noted by the authors in each description), so keep that in mind when searching for your lichen. Zero negatives about this book. Highly recommend. Wish I could buy this at my local bookstore instead of paying the high shipping to the NYBG bookstore.

  • 5
    Common Lichens Northeastern North America

    Posted by John Franklin on May 15th 2021

    An outstanding field reference book on lichens for the novice and expert alike. Small enough to carry with you but big enough to get the job done. The clear photos and excellent written descriptions allow users to identify many difficult lichens without the need for chemical tests. Definitely the first book to buy for the Northeast.