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Noted naturalist and photographer the late Ian McCann prepared four 'In Flower' books, for the Grampians, the Alps, the coast and the Mallee, which were published by the Victorian National Parks Association. The aim was to present a pictorial introduction to the flowering plants of particular areas that would help visitors to identify and appreciate them and their environment. Grampians National Park is recognised as Victoria's most important botanical reserve. More than 1000 flowering plants have been recorded for the region covered by this book, which takes in Black Range and Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Parks and Deep Lead Flora and Fauna Reserve as well as Grampians National Park. Of these, some 400 are illustrated in colour. Brief descriptions give common and scientific names, plant height and flowering season, and a letter code indicates in which part(s) of the region it is found. Many Grampians plants are colourful and abundant and can be seen by the casual observer. Others are small and hard to find, and make exploring the area an exciting and rewarding experience. This compact book is a pleasure just to look through, with its photos of white, pink, red, purple, blue, yellow, orange and green flowers, and it's an indispensable companion if you're visiting the Grampians. By revealing the region's treasures in the context of threats such as climate change, it vividly depicts what we stand to lose without proper care and protection.
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Book Description Victoria National Parks Association, 1994. Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First printing in small trade paperback. 120 pp. Colour photographs, index. Small scrape and crimp to the back cover at spine, tiny bump to the bottom front corner. Near Fine. BW12-12. Seller Inventory # 247210