Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains includes sections on ecology, weather, 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.Old Mana#39;s Beard You may have heard the term aquot;Spanish mossaquot; used for the gray- green lichen dangling from tree limbs in the Sandias, but in fact ... Lichens only grow where the air is clean, and will not survive in areas of significant air pollution. ... Although the lichens attach to bark, they are not dependent upon it for nutrients and do not harm the tree in any way, though they do fix nitrogen and thusanbsp;...
|Title||:||Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains|
|Publisher||:||UNM Press - 2005|