Wetlands--lakes, rivers, marshes, swamps, bogs and fens--are an integral part of the Ontario landscape. They slow and sustain local water flow, and they contribute significantly to the diversity of life and ecosystems by providing habitat for plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and countless invertebrates. This handy field guide features detailed plant species descriptiosn combined with precise drawings and excellent colour photographs. Most of the more than 475 species of wetland plants described in this book grow in wetlands across eastern North America, and the ranges of many extend west to British Columbia and Alaska. WETLAND PLANTS OF ONTARIO includes edible plants, native uses of plants, a colour photo guide to flowers, ovber 450 colour photographs and 300 line drawings.
About the authors
ALAN G HARRIS is a biologist with 15 years experience in northern Ontario. He is cofounder of Northern Bioscience, an ecological consulting company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He also spent seven years as a biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. His most recent focus has been on land classification and wetland ecology in northwestern Ontario.
Linda's interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration.
Other titles by Linda Kershaw
Rocky Mountain Nature Guide
Plants of the Western Forest
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Boreal and Aspen Parkland
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies
Plants of the Rocky Mountains
Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada
Trees of Michigan
Including Tall Shrubs