From seashore to mountain peak, the wild, untended blossoms of Washington flourish almost year round. This easy-to-use guide by the late Chess Lyons is loaded with brilliant color photographs and complete descriptions of nearly 500 species. Includes specific ranges and colors of flowers; historical notes from the writings of Lewis & Clark, David Douglas, and other explorers and early botanists; ecological zones with maps and photos; keys to distinguishing among similar species; and Native American uses of plants.
|Publisher:||Lone Pine Publishing|
|Edition description:||Second Edition Revised|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||9 Years|
About the Author
Chester P. Lyons is best known for his field guides on the plants of British Columbia and the rest of the Pacific Northwest but that only touches the surface of his considerable contribution to the natural history of the region. Lyons, who died in Hawaii in 1998 at the age of 83, was an avid naturalist, outdoorsman, nature writer and film maker of natural history subjects. As head of the B.C. Parks Service in its formative years, Chess was involved in exploring and planning the Wells Gray, Tweedsmuir, Manning and Bowron Lake Parks. He also directed the restoration of the famous old gold rush town of Barkerville. After retiring from public service, he toured extensively across North America, presenting films and lectures on the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.