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Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Area

People exploring nature in the greater San Francisco Bay Area can use this handy photographic field guide to identify annual and perennial (non-shrubby) native wildflower species.

The flowers in the guide are grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying text indicates size, bloom period, and other characteristics of each plant. The guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

The plants identified in Wildflowers of the Bay Area grow in a large region that includes the valleys,  mountains, and coastal plains of 10 counties including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma and Marin.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-63-3

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Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada

People exploring nature in the Sierra Nevada Mountains can use this handy photographic field guide to identify common native wildflower and shrub species.

The flowers in the guide are grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying text indicates size, bloom period, and other characteristics of each plant. The guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

The plants identified in Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada grow in a large area that extends from Kern County to Plumas County, and includes Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.

Use this guide in the Eldorado, Lake Tahoe, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, and Stanislaus National Forests, as well as Calaveras Big Trees, Washoe Meadows, and Plumas-Eureka State Parks.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-64-0

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Reptiles & Amphibians of Sonoran Desert

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sonoran Desert: A guide to 41 of the most commonly encountered reptiles and amphibians native to the Sonoran Desert region of the southwestern United States. Some of the area’s more rare and interesting species have been included to underscore the biological importance of this interesting and diverse biome.

The most current taxonomic and common names are used in this guide to assist the enthusiast in keeping abreast with the many changes in this dynamic field. This guide covers the following National Parks, Monuments, Wildlife Refuges, and State Parks; Joshua Tree, Organ Pipe Cactus, Saguaro, Sonoran Desert,   Ironwood, Coachella Valley, Cabeza Prieta, Kofa, Anza-Borrego, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, South Mountain, in addition to many wilderness and other protected areas.

Full color photographs accompany descriptions that focus on important characters will help inexperienced and seasoned outdoors people to identify the animal. Species are grouped by similarity to each other which aides in quick comparisons of one animal to another.

Accompanying the photograph is information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size of each species.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-68-8

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Reptiles & Amphibians of Mojave Desert

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Mojave: A guide featuring 41 of the most commonly encountered reptiles and amphibians native to the Mohave Desert region of the southwestern United States.

Some of the rare and more unique species are included to underscore the biological importance of this interesting biome. The most current taxonomic and common names are used in this guide to assist the enthusiast in keeping abreast with the many changes in this dynamic field.

This guide covers Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Havasu, California State Park, Antelope Valley, California Poppy Reserve and many other areas.

Full color photographs and descriptions keying on important characters will help inexperienced and seasoned outdoors people to identify the animal. Species are grouped by similarity to each other which aides in quick comparisons of one animal to another.

Accompanying the photograph is information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size of each species of the southwestern United States featuring the most common species and some of the more interesting or unique species found in the area.

A photo of each species is included along with information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-69-5

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Snakes of Southern California

Snakes of Southern California: This fact-filled identification guide is an excellent resource for all outdoor and nature enthusiasts.

It describes 26 species of snakes commonly found along the coast, mountains, and deserts of Southern California, including 6 venomous snakes. The guide also features color photos that make it ideal for field use.

Common and scientific names, average adult size, habitat, diet, and behavior are described. Tips on field identification and safety instructions are also presented. The 12 panels of this laminated and waterproof guide fold up into a handy pocket-size, making it sturdy enough to withstand repeated use in the field.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-82-4

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