Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.

by Youth, Howard
Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.
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Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.

by Youth, Howard

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Code: 14317

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Field Guide=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Nature awaits discovery at almost every turn in the complex ecosystem of Washington, D.C. In parks large and small, within the District's gardens, and on public streets, there is tremendous biodiversity. In Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., naturalist Howard Youth takes us on an urban safari, describing the wild side of the nation's capital.

Beyond the abundant wildlife that can be seen in every neighborhood, Washington boasts a large park network rich in natural wonders. A hike along the trails of Rock Creek Park, one of the country's largest and oldest urban forests, quickly reveals white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels, and little brown bats. Mayapples, Virginia bluebells, and red mulberry trees are but a few of the treasures found growing at the National Arboretum. A stroll along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers might reveal stealthy denizens such as bullfrogs, largemouth bass, and common snapping turtles. Detailed drawings by Carnegie artist Mark A. Klingler and photography by Robert E. Mumford, Jr., reveal the rich color and stunning beauty of the flora and fauna awaiting every D.C. naturalist.

Whether seeking a secluded jog or an adventurous outing, residents and tourists alike will find this handsome guide indispensable for finding oases away from the noise of the city.400 pp. 91 color photos, 13 maps, 100 color plates.

ISBN: 9781421412047

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Year of Publication: 2014

Page Count: 393

Weight: 1.5 lb