More Than A Region On A Map, North America S Vast Grasslands Are An Enduring Place In The American Heart Unfolding Along And Beyond The Mississippi River, The Tallgrass Prairie Has Entranced And Inspired Its Natives And Newcomers As Well As American Artists And Writers From Willa Cather To Mark Twain The Tallgrass Prairie Is A New Introduction To The Astonishing Beauty And Biodiversity Of These Iconic American Spaces Like A Walking Tour With A Literate Friend And Expert, Cindy Crosby S Tallgrass Prairie Prepares Travelers And Armchair Travelers For An Adventure In The Tallgrass Crosby S Engaging Gateway Assumes No Prior Knowledge Of Tallgrass Landscapes, And She Acquaints Readers With The Native Plants They Ll Discover There She Demystifies Botanic Plant Names And Offers Engaging Mnemonic Tips For Mastering Latin Names With Verve And Confidence Visitors To The Prairie Will Learn To Identify Native Plants Using The Five Senses To Discover What Makes Each Plant Unique Or Memorable In The Summer, For Example, The Unusual Square Stem Of Cup Plant, Silphium Perfoliatum, Sets It Apart From Its Neighbors And Its Distinctive Leaf Cups Water After The Rain A Gifted Raconteur, Crosby Tells Stories About How Humankind Has Adopted The Prairie As A Grocery, An Apothecary, And Even As A Shop For Love Charms Rounding Out This Exceptional Introduction Are Suggestions For Experiencing The American Prairie, Including Journaling Techniques And Sensory Experiences, Tips For Preparing For A Hike In Tallgrass Landscapes, Ways To Integrate Native Prairie Plants Into Home Landscapes Without Upsetting The Neighbors , And A Wealth Of Resources For Further Exploration An Instant Classic In The Tradition Of American Naturalist Writing, The Tallgrass Prairie Will Delight Not Only Scholars And Policy Makers, But Guests To Tallgrass Prairie Preserves, Outdoors Enthusiasts And Gardeners, And Readers Interested In American Ecosystems And Native Plants If a person seeks to learn about prairie, prairie restoration, and ways to interact with prairie, Crosby s book presents basic information in an approachable style to get started It contains practical advise about how to learn the names of prairie plants, what to wear in prairie restoration areas, and basic tips for outdoors activities regardless of the weather Nice, brief overview. Book received from NetGalley.This book is part botany, part conservation cry and part history of the prairie I thought it was a great introduction to a subject many people didn t know about The prairies of Illinois have a place in my heart I spent as much time on them while growing up as I did in my home state After reading this book I have realized that I know very little about them and basically took them for granted The Tallgrass prairies are an endangered ecology due to the fact that we have changed them considerably to grow quite a bit of our foodstuffs on them It is a good thing that places such as where the author of the book works does their best to reseed areas of it to try to keep the ecology going I learned quite a bit from this short book and will be looking into some of the suggested reading that they have in the back of it.
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- 144 pages
- The Tallgrass Prairie
- Cindy Crosby
- 18 September 2019 Cindy Crosby