Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new ﬁeld guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape.
Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by
reading Tom Wessels’s Reading the Forested
. Was this forest once farmland?
Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a
major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm
that brought trees down?
Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability
to discern much of the history of the forest
from visual clues and boils it all down to a
manageable field guide that you can take out
to the woods and use to start playing forest
detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland
Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will
ever be the same.