Fall Color and Woodland Harvests

A Guide to the More Colorful Fall Leaves and Fruits of the Eastern Forests

By C. Ritchie Bell, Anne H. Lindsey

Fall Color and Woodland Harvests

184 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 253 color illus., 100 maps, 97 drawings, 5 tables, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9608-6881-0
    Published: February 2007

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Whether on a lunch break visit to see an especially colorful maple in a nearby park or a month-long adventure from New England to the Smokies moving south with the color, Fall Color and Woodland Harvests is a wonderful companion for those who appreciate autumn's vibrant spectacle. Rich with color photographs that capture the hues of the season, this volume offers a species-by-species guide to the leaves of 100 species of the eastern United States and the fruits and seeds (the woodland harvests) of an additional 47 species, paying particular attention to the plants' locations and contributions to the fall color palate. The authors clearly explain the biological processes that result in leaf-color change and offer helpful tips on when and where to go see the best color.

About the Authors

C. Ritchie Bell is founding director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and professor emeritus of botany at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author or coauthor of nine books.
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Anne H. Lindsey is a plant taxonomist and pollination biologist. Lindsey and her husband C. Ritchie Bell have previously collaborated on Wild Flowers of North Carolina (from the University of North Carolina Press).
For more information about Anne H. Lindsey, visit the Author Page.


"Excellent."--National Geographic Traveler

"Fall Color and Woodland Harvests, in its handily-carried softbound format, presents a dazzling display of colors."--Durham (N.C.) Morning Herald