Identifying New Zealand's ferns is made simple and fun for all the family with this new guide. Over 45 ferns are featured, categorised by the fineness of their fronds. The life-size photographs allows readers to easily and accurately identify the ferns featured. Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns also features life-size photographs of a range of native moths where the caterpillars of that species feed on a particular fern. This unique approach allows readers of the book to look for the moths and caterpillars while identifying the plant. This is the fourth in this Life-Size Guide series.
Andrew Crowe is a full-time author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and - for his contribution to children's literature generally - the Margaret Mahy Medal.