Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails (Paperback)
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Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails covers 21 of Tahoe's best scenic wildflower hikes in the Tahoe basin and surrounding National Forest. More than 900 color photos, including a tree and wildflower photo guide, make plant identification user friendly. Native American earth wisdom and plant uses, along with birds and other animals and pollinators feature the richness and diversity of Tahoe's plant communities. Includes hikes for all abilities and interests, from day hikers to back packers. Stories about the plants and animals make botany more fun and help to deepen the reader's natural love for the amazing beauty and sacredness of Nature
About the Author
Julie Carville is a recognized botanist, photographer and the author of the 1989 book, Lingering in Tahoe's Wild Gardens. She co-authored Wildflowers of Nevada & Placer Counties and Trees and Shrubs of Nevada & Placer Counties, and is a contributing author of California's Wild Gardens. Carville has written and photographed for numerous publications, including the Sierra Heritage magazine, Sacramento Bee, and San Francisco Chronicle. She has traveled throughout Northern California presenting programs on California's native plants for public institutions and private groups. In 2014 the Bear Yuba Land Trust recognized her work with the esteemed John Skinner Outdoors Recreation Award.
Prepare to be inspired! Julie's knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion are contagious. She'll teach you how to identify Sierra wildflowers, where to find them, the important ecological role they play -- and you will have fun in the process! With Julie as your guide, countless hours of delightful meandering await you.
-- David Edelson, Sierra Nevada Project Director, The Nature Conservancy
You'll Learn an amazing amount with Julie Carville's fine book and at the same time fall in love with the individual flowers and trees found along the trails. Abundant, lovely photographs make plant identification easy, and the lively text make this book a delightful trail companion.
-- Phyllis M. Faber, Natural History Editor U. C. Press, Former Editor for CNPS Fremontia
Just naming a plant is the tip of the iceberg. Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails will guide you along Tahoe's trails and deeply into the wonders and stories of Sierra plants. Clear trail descriptions and rich natural history will open a world of discovery. An essential trail companion for naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts.
-- John Muir Laws, author and illustrator of The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada