by Karin Decker
is for field guide.
First law of botanizing (really, all field work): You can never have too many field guides:
A very small sample of guides used in Colorado.
It’s a safe bet that most CNHP employees have, at any one time, dozens of field guides, keys, floras, and other helpful books for identifying plants and animals, in their office, their vehicle, or their backpack. Heck, a lot of us own six or seven different versions of the same guide. Because, well…they don’t last forever:
Zoologist Rob Schorr – Rob says he chiseled a copy of the vegetation guide onto granite tablets to replace his beat-up field copy (would that make it a Xerocks copy?).
Director Dave Anderson – Dave has a serious contender for most mileage on a Weber.