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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
The wild mammals of the Great Basin 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.Click here to view an electronic sample »