Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wildflowers of Fogo Island and Change Islands

Wildflowers of Fogo Island and Change Islands
By Todd Boland
Published by Key Porter Books
Reviewed by Martha Beach

Wildflowers of Fogo Island and Change Islands is the perfect book for nature enthusiasts and vacation-lovers who are lacking the funds to go very far from home this summer.

Be prepared to take an adventure through the heart of floral beauty in Newfoundland and Labrador. This book will take you closer than you've ever been before to the colours, textures, and fragrances of the province's shores.


Fogo Island and Change Islands hold the majority of the province's unique and natural wonders. The environment is a horticulturalists' dream, which has amazing plants from coniferous plants like juniper, to exotic varieties of herbaceous flowers.

The islands have more than 200 native species of plant life and
Wildflowers neatly organizes each one, along with a wealth of information and detailed images. This book is a guide that explains each plant's habitat, characteristics, and common names. It even provides information on historical, medicinal, and culinary uses.

So to get away from home for a bit, crack open this book, and explore the natural world of Newfoundland and Labrador's Fogo Island and Change Islands.

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