Southern California

Peppers: From Sweet to Heat

The health benefits of peppers, both sweet and hot, are widely known. They’re packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and they’re low in calories. And then, there’s the varieties of flavors—from the sweet to the heat!

This guide is an easy-to-use visual reference to a wide variety of peppers and includes a handy introduction to the Scoville Scale to show you where each pepper ranks of the scale of sweet and mild to hot, hotter, and hottest. There’s also Information on when to harvest the ripened fruit, and suggestions on how the fruit is commonly used in the kitchen.

Whether you’re a gardener looking for purely ornamental plants, a backyard farmer looking to plant and harvest for the table, or the chef shopping for the perfect spicy note for tonight’s dinner keep this handy, folding, laminated guide in your shopping bag for your next trip to the garden center, the produce aisle or your farmer’s market.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-57-5

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Wildflowers of Southern California

Wildflowers of Southern California: People exploring nature in Southern California can use this handy photographic field guide to identify common 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 Southern California Wildflowers grow in a large area that includes the valleys, coastal mountains, and coastal plains of Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Orange and Ventura Counties and many other nearby places.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-80-0

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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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Mammals of Southern California

The wild mammals of southern California are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from deserts to mountain tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification.

Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species.

This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-84-1

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