• Edible Wild Plants
    John Kallas, PHD The definitive work on harvesting and eating wild greens Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories: • Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane • Tart greens: curly dock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel • Pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard, shepherd’s purse • Bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. About the author: Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded Wild Food Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild Food Adventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
  • Ionia Conservation District
    Now you can identigy witl berries and fruits! learn what/s edible and what to avoid with this easy-to-use field guide.
      • species organized by color, then by form
      • full-page photos and insets showing each plant's key identification points
      • interesting tidbits about the plants' many uses
      • range maps, ripening calendar and more
      • 165 wild berries and fruit in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan
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    Timothy Boland, Laura E. Coit & Marty Hair 272 pages, 7 x 10 full-color photographs Michigan Gardener's Guide: Revised Edition is a valuable addition to any midwestern gardener's library. It is packed with the authors personal recommendations of plants that thrive in Michigan, and is presented in a concise, easy-to-use format.
  • Butterflies of Michigan Field Guide
    Butterfly identification made easy! Perfect for backyard or field use, this guide features large full-color photographs of each butterfly, plus an illustration that points out key identification marks. Arranged by color with the smaller butterflies toward the beginning of each section. Life-size silhouettes of each butterfly. Quick-compare pages help you narrow your choices by overall shape and size. Special sections include a fun fact butterfly Q&A, tips for identifying butterflies, and plant suggestions for your butterfly garden.
  • Wildflowers of Michigan Field Guide
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    Stan Tekiela 220 pages, 4 3/8 x 6 full-color photographs Full-page, full-color photographs and detailed descriptions make this book indispensable to those seeking to accurately identify trees in Michigan. This handsome field guide contains all sorts of useful information: images of bark and leaves as well as fruit and flowers; sections divided by leaf type, so identification is quick and easy; concise descriptions, habitat information and autumn coloration; and icons show leaf attachment and average height for each tree.