Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains

Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains

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Each year over 2 million visitors to New Mexico's Sandia Mountains enjoy more than 100 miles of trails, hiking, climbing, running, biking, skiing, and birding, as well as viewing the mountains from hang gliders and hot air balloons. This guide will assist visitors in discovering the diverse natural features of the Sandias.

Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains includes sections on ecology, including weather and fire, geology, flora (grasses, flowers, trees) and fauna (arthropods, reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals), and recreational opportunities. Plant keys and fauna checklists add to the book's features.

Rather than a comprehensive field guide, the selections offer the most commonly encountered species in each category, presenting information on just over 100 species of flowers, for example, among almost 500 species that can be found in the mountains.

A labor of love conceived by the Sandia Ranger District and the New Mexico Friends of the Forest (now known as Friends of the Sandia Mountains), this book is a resource no visitor to the Sandias should be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826336675
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 740,585
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Robert Julyan is the author of numerous travel and New Mexico-related books. He resides in Carnuel, New Mexico, a small community just outside Albuquerque.

Mary Stuever is the state timber management officer with New Mexico's State Forestry Division. Her syndicated column "The Forester's Log" appears in newspapers in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has published essays in such works as A Mile in Her Boots and served as one of the editors for Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains (UNM Press).

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Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
buffalogr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Containsmuch good information about geography, geology, flora and fauna of New Mexico.