Binoculars Aren’t Just For Birders

I have found over the years that binoculars have become an indispensable part of botanizing for me. When I need to see plants that are inaccessible on foot or surveying an area by car, my binoculars let me see plants that I cannot get close to. Leaves high up in a tree, fruits way up on a vine, plants on a cliff, in the center of a deep marsh. All of these situations are helped by having a good pair of binoculars. If you turn them upside down and look the other way they can serve as a magnifying lens for looking at plant parts close-up. Take my advice and always have a pair of binoculars when you botanize. Oh yea, they are good for watching birds too.

Steve Young, NYFA

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One Comment on “Binoculars Aren’t Just For Birders”

  1. Mike Corey Says:

    Indeed – I agree, Steve. I also recommend the heavy duty binoculars – the ones with cup holders. Observe and relax with a cup of joe.


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