This practical guide takes you on a journey through the major alpine areas of northern New England. This fascinating ecosystem is a splendid world of delicate flowers, hardy plants, and remarkable wildlife that survive in the harsh climate of New England's highest ranges from Vermont to Maine. With more than 200 full-color photographs, this guide helps you identify the plants, birds, and mammals of these unique natural areas -and gives you advice on what you can do to protect them. New to this edition, you'll find a section on the phenology of the alpine zone, which offers a detailed look at climate change and its potential impact on this fragile environment.
-By Nancy G. Slack, soft cover, 104 pgs.