Welcome back to Northshire, Lynn Levine, the first female consulting forester in all of New England when she presents her new book, an elegantly simple guide to identifying the common ferns of our region.
An Easy-to-Use Guide for fern lovers exquisitely drawn by Briony Morrow-Cribbs. The Guide includes 28 common ferns of the Northeast. The terminology used in this book is very user-friendly.
How to Use the Guide:
Step 1 Choose which of the 5 groups the fern is in
Step 2 Go to the Silhouettes for that group
Step 3 Go to the matching illustration
Where it Grows,
Tips for Identification
What fern it can be confused with
"Identifying Ferns the Easy Way offers a wonderful way for people to become acquainted with our common regional ferns. A simple, yet effective key and great illustrations make this a very user friendly field guide." Tom Wessels, ecologist and author of Reading the Forested Landscape, etc.
"Gardeners, hikers, and naturalists all need this elegantly simple guide to the common fern species of the Northeast. The lineage of these plants is ancient, their charms immutable. These pages bring their identities into the light, a gift indeed." Roger B. Swain. Host, PBS-TV's “The Victory Garden”
Lynn Levine was born in Brooklyn and moved to Vermont in 1974. Four years later, having received her masters degree in forestry from the University of Massachusetts, Lynn became the first female consulting forester in New England. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about protecting the integrity of the forest. Lynn has inspired young people and adults to connect with the woods. She has taken thousands of people into the forest to share her love of nature, and to spur others to feel the same. She has found that teaching tracking is one powerful way to spark and enhance that bond.