Cactus of Texas Field Guide

Cactus of Texas Field Guide

by Nora and Rick Bowers, Stan Tekiela


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Learn about and identify cactus in Texas! Full-page photos and descriptions make this the best guide to Texas’s cacti.
  • Shape icons help narrow your search
  • More photos per cactus than any other field guide, making visual identification quick and easy
  • Range maps and close-ups of spines, flowers and fruit aid identification
  • Fascinating natural history about 80 cactus species of Texas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591932123
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2009
Series: Cacti Identification Guides
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 765,474
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nora Bowers is a writer and photographer. A member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Nora’s credits include Birder’s World Magazine, as well as many books and calendars. She is coauthor of field guides for several states. Rick Bowers is a photographer, naturalist, and writer. He has been photographing nature for more than 35 years. Rick’s photo credits span the gamut, from National Geographic to local publications. He is coauthor of field guides for several states. Stan Tekiela is a naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer and is the originator of the popular state-specific field guide series. Stan has authored more than 190 educational books, including field guides, quick guides, nature books, children’s books, playing cards and more, presenting many species of animals and plants. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

Table of Contents


Sample Pages

The Cacti

  • Spineless
  • Pincushion
  • Pineapple/Beehive
  • Fishhook
  • Hedgehog
  • Barrel
  • Prickly Pear
  • Dog Cholla
  • Cholla
  • Desert Night-blooming Cereus
  • Barbed Wire Cactus


Detailed Range Maps


Photo Credits

About the Authors


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