Naturalist's Big Bend: An Introduction to the Trees and Shrubs, Wildflowers, Cacti, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish, and Insects

In southwest Texas where the Rio Grande arcs southward into Mexico lies Big Bend National Park, 708,221 acres of river floodplain, desert, grasslands, and majestic mountains, a richly varied environment that exist or less as it did before man s arival The wealth of the Big Bend is in its dramatic landscape, which provides natural habitats ranging form desert to alpinIn southwest Texas where the Rio Grande arcs southward into Mexico lies Big Bend National Park, 708,221 acres of river floodplain, desert, grasslands, and majestic mountains, a richly varied environment that exist or less as it did before man s arival The wealth of the Big Bend is in its dramatic landscape, which provides natural habitats ranging form desert to alpine, and its consequently impressive variety of flora and fauna.Intended as a biological introduction to one of the nation s outstanding natural systems, Naturalist s Big Bend highlights the distinctive plants and animal of the region, such as the century plant, which grows twenty five to fifty five years, blooms magnificently, and dies candelilla, from which wax is made prickly pear cactus the javelina, North America s only native pig the colima warbler the rare Texas lyre snake the Big Bend gambusia fish the tarantula and the Big Bend quonker katydid.This comprehensive field guide, revised and enlarged in a new edition, describes the area s archaeology and history, and details the characteristics and habitats of Big Bend s trees and shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and invertebrates It also outlines walking and driving tours of the most likely spots for sighting these plants and animals An extensive bibliography is included.
Naturalist s Big Bend An Introduction to the Trees and Shrubs Wildflowers Cacti Mammals Birds Reptiles and Amphibians Fish and Insects In southwest Texas where the Rio Grande arcs southward into Mexico lies Big Bend National Park acres of river floodplain desert grasslands and majestic mountains a richly varied environme

  • Title: Naturalist's Big Bend: An Introduction to the Trees and Shrubs, Wildflowers, Cacti, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish, and Insects
  • Author: Roland H. Wauer Carl M. Fleming
  • ISBN: 9781585441563
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Naturalist's Big Bend: An Introduction to the Trees and Shrubs, Wildflowers, Cacti, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish, and Insects”

    1. this area of our country is very fascinating. many species of flora & fuana can ONLY be found here - imagine a galapagos-inspired mountain "island" in the middle of the Texan desert! hence, i got this book. good, but a little disappointing. little depth - mostly regurgitated info the Official National Park Handbook about this park is probably just as good, if not better, since it includes the area's political & geological history as well

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