Biodiversity Booklets

 

Ever wonder who is visiting your feeder or what that dragonfly might be called? How about identifying that pretty flower in the woods or who left those tracks?

To increase awareness of local wildlife, The Arboretum has put together seven booklets to help you and your family connect with nature.  Spiders of The Arboretum shows the local diversity of these fascinating arachnids. Mushrooms of The Arboretum showcases the many different interesting fungi that grow here. Spring Woodland Wildflowers of The Arboretum features the showy forest flowers of May.  Mammals of the Arboretum not only shows what furry animals might be in your neighbourhood, but what tracks they leave. Feeder Birds of the Arboretum covers winter birds that you might find in your backyard. Summer Garden Birds will help you identify your warm season birds. Dragonflies of The Arboretum shows the diversity of these mosquito eaters. Learn how to identify dragonflies with fun names such as meadowhawk, snaketail, amberwing, dasher and emerald.

Below are a few sample pages for you to see.

You can purchase them at The Arboretum Centre Monday- Friday during business hours, or buy online and have them shipped to you. A shipping fee does apply. To have them shipped please place your order here:

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In the future, watch for more booklets in the series! These booklets are supported by the Girling Environmental Education Endowment and the Gosling Foundation

Mushrooms - 52 pages - 136 colour photographs - 72 fungi species - $12

Spiders - 64 pages - 261 colour photographs - 86 spider species - $12

Spiders of the Arboretum, University of Guelph
Spiders of the Arboretum, University of Guelph

Spring Woodland Wildflowers- 28 pages - 88 colour photographs - 42 wildflowers - $8

Spring Woodland Wildflowers of the Arboretum, University of Guelph
Spring Woodland Wildflowers of the Arboretum, University of Guelph

Summer Garden Birds- 36 pages - 109 colour photographs - 61 bird species - $8

Summer Garden Birds, The Arboretum, University of Guelph
Summer Garden Birds, The Arboretum, University of Guelph

Mammals of The Arboretum- 32 pages - 77 colour photographs - 27 mammals - track identification - $8

Mammals of the Arboretum, University of Guelph
Mammals of the Arboretum, University of Guelph

Feeder Birds of The Arboretum - 24 pages - 95 colour photographs - 53 bird species - food preferences - $8

Feeder Birds of The Arboretum, University of Guelph
Feeder Birds of The Arboretum, University of Guelph

Dragonflies of The Arboretum - 36 pages - 128 colour photos - 36 dragonfly species - comparison pages - $8

Dragonflies of the Arboretum, University of Guelph
Dragonflies of the Arboretum, University of Guelph