Saturday, January 23, 2010

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor …

As I was entering the Arboretum’s grounds this Saturday morning, I was musing about that famous motto - Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor ... - and was delighted with all of the intrepid walkers, runners, hikers, and bikers visible near the Arboretum’s Visitor Center. There are so many different ways to visit and enjoy our winter landscapes. What a wonderful time of year to travel through the grounds and discover a host of interesting plants, views, birds and tracks. Before you head out for a visit to our winter landscapes, be sure to take one of these guides from the Sterling Morton Library to help you decipher the plants and mysterious tracks that you might see!

  • Arnosky, Jim. Crinkleroot’s book of animal tracking. New York : Bradbury Press, 1989. [J QL768.A75 1989]
  • Brown, Lauren. Weeds in winter. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1976. [QK118.B7 1977]
  • Halfpenny, James C. Winter : an ecological handbook. Boulder : Johnson Books, 1989. [QH81.H35]
  • Heinrich, Bernd. Winter world : the ingenuity of animal survival. New York : Ecco, c2003.[QL753.H45]
  • Levine, Carol. A guide to wildflowers in winter. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995. [QK117.L48]
  • Marchand, Peter J. Life in the cold : an introduction to winter ecology. 2nd ed. Hanover : University Press of New England, 1991. [QH543.2.M37 1991]
  • Mason, George F. Animals tracks. New York : William Morrow, 1943. [SK282.M3]
  • Murie, Olaus J. A field guide to animal tracks. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1963. [SK282.M8]
  • Simeone, Vincent A. Wonders of the winter landscape : shrubs and trees to brighten the cold-weather garden. Batavia, Ill. : Ball Pub., c2005.[SB435.S48]
  • Smith, Alice Upham. Trees in a winter landscape. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. [QK477.S64]
  • Trelease, William. Winter botany : an identification guide to native trees and shrubs. 3rd ed. New York : Dover, 1967. [QK477.T84 1967]
The Sterling Morton Library is open Tuesday – Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 4. Visit soon!

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