Field Guides

The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is pleased to present our Field Guide to the Rare Plants and Animals of Florida online. This field guide presents detailed descriptions, photographs, drawings, maps, habitat information, and management guidelines for more than 200 rare plant species and 150 rare animal species. We are grateful to the Florida Department of Transportation for their cooperation and funding of this project. Note: not all species tracked by FNAI are included in the Field Guide. FNAI tracks more than 1,000 rare plant and animal species.

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Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
by Linda G. Chafin, Botanist with Jean C. Putnam Hancock, Botanical Illustrator and Gil Nelson, Ph.D., Graphic Designer and Chief Photographer

Field Guide to the Rare Animals of Florida
by Dan Hipes, Dale R. Jackson, Katy NeSmith, David Printiss, and Karla Brandt

Remaining FNAI Field Guides to the Rare Animals of Florida in hardcopy are now available FREE, to anyone who wants to pick them up at our office. The field guides were originally published in 2001, so some technical information is now out of date, but they are still a very useful reference for Florida's rare species with excellent photos and drawings. To set up a time to pick up Field Guides from our office please call our Office Manager at 850-224-8207 ext. 201.

If not local, they can be shipped by the case by choosing a shipping company of your choice at the customer's expense.

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