Ferns & Allies of the North Woods

Written by Joe Walewski

ISBN-13: 978-1-936571-08-6

by Joe Walewski

Kollath-Stensaas Publishing



8 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches vertical

176 pages

250-plus color photos

User-friendly guide for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan

Ferns, horsetails and clubmosses are a surprisingly diverse group with a fascinating natural history. Some ferns are as tiny as golf tees, and others may tower to head height. Horsetail stems contain so much abrasive silica that they can be used to scour pots! Did you know that the spores from certain clubmosses are highly explosive and were used in creating flashes to light photos taken in the 1800s? This new addition to the North Woods Naturalist Series covers all 86 species of ferns and friends native to the North Woods of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Range Map, Habitats, Nature Notes and an easy to understand Description for each species. Over 250 color photos!

Meet the author…

Joe Walewski (Finland, Minnesota)

* Joe is the author of the best selling guide

Lichens of the North Woods

* Director of Naturalist Training at Wolf

Ridge Environmental Learning Center

* Awarded non-formal Environmental

Educator of the Year in Minnesota 2013

* Masters of Environmental Education