Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape takes 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 Landscape. 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.
About the author:
Tom Wessels is the author of Reading the Forested Landscape, also published by Countryman Press. He teaches at Antioch University New England.
Softcover; 160 pages; 5 x 7 1/2