By Howard P. Boyd
Boyd has succeeded in the formidable task of bringing
together definitive and detailed answers to questions
about the Pine Barrens.... This Field Guide is a must
for anyone who is casually or seriously interested in
the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
V. Eugene Vivian, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies, Rowan State College
With his 420-page volume, author Howard Boyd presents readers with the ultimate handbook to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Boyd begins his book by explaining and defining what makes this sandy-soiled, wooded habitat so diverse and unusual.
Each entry gives a detailed, non-technical description of a Pine Barrens plant or animal (for over 700 species), indicating when and where it is most likely to appear. Complementing most listings is an original ink drawing that will greatly aid the reader in the field as they search for and try to identify specific flora and fauna.
Howard Boyd is a pine barrens naturalist and the author of A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Wildflowers of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, and A Pine Barrens Odyssey: A Naturalistís Year in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Botany from Boston University and a Master of Science degree in Entomology from the University of Delaware.
In May 2002, The Garden Club of New Jersey awarded Howard Boyd with its highest honor The Medal of the Garden Club of New Jersey.