New England Botanical Club Publishes New Book

The Special Publication Committee of the New England Botanical Club is pleased to announce the publication of  Vascular Flora of Worcester County, Massachusetts by Robert I. Bertin and Thomas J. Rawinski. The 290-page book includes sections on the physical setting, geology, climate, soils, vegetation patterns, human impact, and a history of botanical collection in the county. The core of the book is an annotated list of the 2,043 species found in the county. Species information includes abundance, status (native or alien), habitat, distribution within the county, conservation status, and flowering and fruiting phenology. Distribution maps are included for 700 species, illustrating current and former distributions at the town level.

To purchase, send a check for $23.00 check payable to the New England Botanical Club to:

Karen Searcy, Chair, NEBC Special Publications Committee
Biology Department
611 North Pleasant St.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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