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Page 15 ï~~2001 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST 15 Nederlo, D. 1994. Survey for endangered, threatened, and watch reptile and amphibian species at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin: 1993 Report. Unpublished report submitted to Fort McCoy. Noamesi, C.J., & H.H. Iltis. 1957. Preliminary reports on the flora of Wisconsin. No. 40. Asclepiadaceae-Milkweed family. Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 46: 107-114. Nuzzo, V.A. 1995. Effects of rock climbing on cliff goldenrod (Solidago sciaphila Steele) in northwest Illinois. American Midland Naturalist 133(2): 229-241. Reznicek, A.A. 1994. The disjunct coastal plain flora in the Great Lakes region. Biological Conservation 68: 203-215. Salamun, P.J. 1963. Preliminary reports on the flora of Wisconsin, No. 50 Compositae III-Composite Family III: the Genus Solidago-goldenrod. Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 52: 353-382. Swink, F., & G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region (4th Edition). Indiana Academy of Science. 921 pp. Tans, W.E., & R.H. Read. 1975. Recent Wisconsin records for some interesting vascular plants in the Western Great Lakes region. The Michigan Botanist 14: 36. Tyron, A., & R. Tyron. 1973. Thelypteris in northeastern North America. American Fern Journal 63(3): 65-76. Ugent, D. 1962. Preliminary reports on the flora of Wisconsin. No. 46. The orders Thymelaeales, Myrtales, and Cactales. Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 51: 83-134. Westad, K. 1994. Distribution of Asclepias ovalifolia in Wisconsin, 1993. Unpublished report to Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. 5 pp. Woodson, R.E., Jr. 1954. The North American species of Asclepias L. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 41(1): 1-211. REVIEW GRAND HAVEN WILDLIFE VIEWING GUIDE. 2001. Betty J. Mattson. Illustrations by Kelly Jewell. 102 pp. paperback; $13.00 with tax and shipping; Sky Enterprises Publications, 805 Waverly Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417, with checks payable to Sky Enterprises. The city of Grand Haven is on Lake Michigan, in Ottawa County in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It offers many fine viewing sites. "You should never judge a book by its cover." But in this instance, the cover is sketches of waterways, trees, and other plants, an accurate introduction to the contents, because this fine new book gives information about the plants and animals supported by these habitats. By focusing only on Grand Haven's sites, Mattson was able to include details often omitted in more general guides. Tips on what wildlife to see, exactly where, at which season, and hints on how to for the creatures are presented from the author's perspective as an educator. Separate sections for birds, other animals, and plants have alphabetical listings by common name, with Latin binomials following. For ease of use, simple codes for site, season, and status all appear in a single line. Her writing reflects dedication to details, which are amply supported by Kelly Jewell's line illustrations. Historical backgrounds on the Kitchel-Lindquist Preserve, Harbor Island, and East Grand River Park expand our understanding of the area. The book is en
Page 16 ï~~16 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST Vol. 40 riched by accounts such as one by Yvonne Way, whose great-grandfather started a bed of North American water-lotus (Nelumbo lutea)in the Grand River. Robert Riepma's remarks in his article about hybrid gulls gave me a good giggle. (Don't you agree, that one may as well laugh at gulls as cuss at them?) Liberal credit for quotations and contributions appears, with many Michigan Botanical Club members included. As the author notes, "Luckily for me, people who really are knowledgeable are often willing to share their expertise." That seems to be particularly true for MBC folks. Nine pages of references indicate how much research went into the guide. Readers are asked to bring any errors to Mattson's attention, for an already-planned second edition. The Grand Haven Wildlife Viewing Guide is small enough to slip into a pocket or backpack, but it is not a field guide, the author reminds us. Jewell's sketches, particularly those of the wood warblers, show excellent diagnostic markings, even without color. The device of placing all the woodpeckers on the same page assists quick comparison, although differences in sexes have not been noted. The plant section of 14 pages appears last; the author's accomplishments with the White Pine Chapter of Michigan Botanical Club clearly indicate her awareness that plants are the basis of all life. The Viewing Guide is attractive to both amateur and to advanced users, because it has the common names arranged alphabetically (with Latin binomials following), and they are grouped by type rather than strict taxonomic affinities. The cost of the book is less than the money one would spend on gasoline while engaged in futile searches. Joy Andrews 93756 Streeter Drive Lawton, Michigan 49065