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

Description

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.

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Details

Author(s)
Howard Youth, Kirk Johnson, Mark A. Klingler, Robert E. Mumford
Format
Hardback | 400 pages
Dimensions
133 x 210 x 29.72mm | 771g
Publication date
22 Aug 2014
Publisher
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Baltimore, MD, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
100 Plates, color; 91 Illustrations, color; 13 Maps
ISBN10
1421412039
ISBN13
9781421412030