Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

A lone timber wolf greets
paddlers along the north shore
of Lake Superior, Canada
(Photo by Michael Neiger)


One cannot
pluck a flower
troubling a star.
  -- Francis Thompson



The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger, Marquette, Michigan
Wilderness tripper: backpacking, winter camping, swift-water canoeing
Web site URL: http://therucksack.tripod.com • E-mail: mneiger@hotmail.com
Contents copyright © 1984-2007 by Michael A. Neiger • All rights reserved.

Thimble Berry
Thimble Berry
(Painting by Mary Powell)

Bush skills

By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2001

Last updated on October 13, 2004

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   Check out the Online Field Guides for Flowers and Trees.


A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide--The North Woods of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Southern Ontario, by Glenda Daniel and Jerry Sullivan (Sierra Club Books, 1981)

Eastern Forests--A Comprehensive Field Guide, Fully Illustrated with Color Photographs, to the trees, wildflowers, birds, mammals, and insects of North America's Forests and Woodlands, From Hudson Bay to Florida, by Ann Sutton and Myron Sutton (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)

Eastern Forests--A Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Trees, Flowers, and More (Peterson Field Guide), by John Kricher (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998)

Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States, by Janine M. Benyus (Simon and Schuster, 1989)

Guide to Nature in Winter--Northeast and North Central North America, by Donald Stokes (Little, Brown, and Co., 1976)

Northwoods Wildlife--A Watcher's Guide to Habitats, by Janine M. Benyus (NorthWord Press, 1989)

Wetlands--A Comprehensive Field Guide, Fully Illustrated with Color Photographs, to the Trees, Wildflowers, Fishes, Insects, Birds, and Other Natural Wonders of North America's Rivers, Lakes, and Swamps (National Audubon Society Nature Guides), by William A. Niering (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)



Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs--Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada, second edition (Peterson Field Guide), by George A. Petrides (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1972)

Michigan Trees Worth Knowing, by Norman F. Smith (Hillsdale Educational Publishers, 1970). Note: currently published as Trees of Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes.

Michigan Trees, by Charles H. Otis (University of Michigan Press, 1973)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees--Eastern Region, by Elbert L. Little (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)

Trees of Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes, by Norman F. Smith (Thunder Bay Press, 1998). Note: formerly published as Michigan Trees Worth Knowing.

Trees of the Great Lakes Region, by Joseph S. Illick and Steve Harrington (Maritime Press, 1998)



Peterson First Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-Central North America, by Roger Tory Peterson (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1986)

Weeds fo the Northern U.S. and Canada, by France Royer and Richard Dickinson (Lone Pine Publishing & The University of Alberta Press, 1999)


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In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world,
the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.
— John Muir 1838-1914, Alaska Wilderness, 1890

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