We've purchased this field guide ahead of our June 2016 trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. We like to hike on our trips and we have enjoyed all the Field Guides about Newfoundland. It's fun to get back to the trailer in the evening and figure out some of the stuff we've seen.
The book covers 140 wildflowers that you will find in Newfoundland and Labrador. The illustrations are paintings by Dorothy Black that were completed in 1980. The book was put together in 2005.
The book is organized by the environments that you will find the flowers. The categories are; ponds, seaside, damp areas, peat lands, shrubberies, forest floor, open woods, barrens, headlands, and roadside.
The geographic location where each plant was painted is included along with a detailed description by Peter J. Scott.
Below is a photo we took on the Wetlands Trail near Upper Ferry in the Codroy Valley. This pretty yellow flower grows next to the trail in damp areas. This photo was taken in early June. From our field guide, we were able to identify it as marsh marigold.
You can purchase Wildflowers of Newfoundland and Labrador through the links below.
We've purchased most of these books ourselves. It's nice to have field guides so you can identify what you are seeing when you are out on a hike. Please help support Bob's Newfoundland by using the links below for book purchases. We've written book reviews for the following:
Newfoundland books available from Amazon.ca (Canada)
Newfoundland books available from Amazon.com (USA)