A handy guide, with more than 200 colour illustrations, to the plants, shrubs, and trees of Quetico Provincial Park which will be of use far beyond its borders. It includes notes on the abundance, habitat, and distribution of species. The author also comments on former uses of various plants for food, medicine, and crafts by Indians, voyageurs, and early settlers.
This is an ideal comparison for canoeists and backpackers in the park and throughout the northern coniferous forest region and northern parts of the mixed forest region of Canada and the United States.
The illustrations are grouped according to the habitat in which the plants are most commonly found. Separate sections deal with the plants of lake, marsh, and shore; the ‘portage community’ and floodplain’; the forest; rock ridge and cliff; the bog; and lime-rich areas. Two maps cover the waterways of the park and the bedrock geology. A third locates the park in the province.
This handy reference for nature-lovers and wilderness adventurers is published for the Quetico Foundation.
About the author
Shan Walshe was head naturalist at Quetico Provincial Park.