There’s a fun new book now available about the wildflowers of Minnesota. Published by the University of Minnesota Press, friends Phyllis Root and Kelly Provo share their wanderings around the State searching for wildflowers. Great photos and fun notes are included in this user-friendly guide which takes you through a year of native plants and where to find them.
Author Root already has 40 children’s books to her name, and Provo is a professional photographer so you know Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers is going to be a gem. You can also sign-up for their blog at Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers.
A North American Resource
A good book to use to find your way around prairies in North America is by authors Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz called Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada and Mexico. This second edition includes prairie sites by country and state, and includes over 300 new sites. Bernie’s wonderful photos and Charlotte’s rich text make this a special resource for learning about the North American landscape.
One other book I’d like to mention is Common Sense Forestry by Hans W Morsbach. I was fortunate to meet Hans a number of years ago. What a delightful gentleman, and so passionate about his woodland. If you’re trying to develop a forest, or even restore one, you’ll not only enjoy reading this book, but you’ll also learn what you should and shouldn’t do to successfully complete your goals.
Thank you Marty Rice for making me aware of this wonderful new book about Minnesota wildflowers.