Eastern Forests by Peterson Guides is an informative and comprehensive field guide that focuses on the diverse flora and fauna found in the forests of eastern North America. The book aims to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the various species that inhabit these forests, making it an essential resource for nature enthusiasts, researchers, and students alike.
The main themes of Eastern Forests revolve around the identification and appreciation of the numerous species that call these woodlands home. With 53 full-color plates and 80 color photos, the guide offers vivid illustrations of trees, birds, mammals, wildflowers, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects.
The book not only helps readers identify these species but also educates them on their unique characteristics, habitats, and behaviors.
Eastern Forests is a valuable tool for anyone looking to explore and understand the rich biodiversity of eastern North American forests. Its detailed descriptions and stunning visuals make it an engaging and educational read for people of all ages and backgrounds.
What I Liked
I love how this book is organized around ecosystems. Knowing species is great, but species always occur in a community. This book focuses on those communities and ecosystems so you know what you’re looking at when you’re out hiking and in everyday life.
What I Did Not Like
Nothing – perfect reference.