Each year over 2 million visitors to New Mexico's Sandia Mountains enjoy more than 100 miles of trails, hiking, climbing, running, biking, skiing, and birding, as well as viewing the mountains from hang gliders and hot air balloons. This guide will assist visitors in discovering the diverse natural features of the Sandias.
Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains includes sections on ecology, including weather and fire, geology, flora (grasses, flowers, trees) and fauna (arthropods, reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals), and recreational opportunities. Plant keys and fauna checklists add to the book's features.
Rather than a comprehensive field guide, the selections offer the most commonly encountered species in each category, presenting information on just over 100 species of flowers, for example, among almost 500 species that can be found in the mountains.
A labor of love conceived by the Sandia Ranger District and the New Mexico Friends of the Forest (now known as Friends of the Sandia Mountains), this book is a resource no visitor to the Sandias should be without.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 704 g
Dimensions: 235 x 170 x 21 mm
""Field Guide" will introduce you to the sights and sounds you may have previously noticed around you."
"This handsome "labor of love" is a great resource, whether you keep it at home to plan expeditions or in the car as a field guide."
" An impressive book. . . The two million visitors to the Sandia Mountains each year will have their experience enhanced with this book."
""Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains" is a book which includes everything that you want to know about the Sandia Mountains but don't know who to ask."
""Field Guide" allows readers to experience the flora, fauna, geology, and history--in full color and vast detail--in one affordable, transportable package."
." . a labor of love by a variety of folks passionate about the Sandia Mountains. It's not designed as an exaustive reference but to introduce newcomers to what they might see in the Sandias."
""The Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains" has plenty of facts, figures, and technical images. . . Carrying the book with you is like having a knowledgeable, nonintrusive friend along to explain, as you want it, the background of the area's plants, animals, trails, geology, and amusements."
"[An] impressive book. . . The two million visitors to the Sandia Mountains each year will have their experience enhanced with this book."
""Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains" [is] a book which includes everything that you want to know about the Sandia Mountains but don't know who to ask."
"If you look up a hiking trail, a skiing route, a tree, a flower, a rock or an animal in the Sandias, there are lots of sources. But now for the first time, there is one source for all this and more, titled: "Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains"."
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