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 pocket field guides to nature 

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REDWOOD REGION FLOWER FINDER: a guide to identifying wildflowers of the north coastal fog belt of California

by Phoebe Watts, illustrated by Sarah Watts. Dichotomous key identifies wildflowers that grow within the range of the Redwood tree, Sequoia sempervirens, which grows in the coastal fog belt along the Pacific Coast from central California to southwest Oregon. Within that range includes flowers of the shady forest, forest edges, and open, sunny areas. Illustrated with line drawings that clearly show important features of plant structure for accurate identification. Scientific names and plant families conform with The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (Hickman, 1993).  Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 978-0-912550-25-1. Order #: NASG0983 paper$5.95

 

TRACK FINDER. by Dorcas S. Miller, illustrated by Cherie Hunter Day. Guide to mammal tracks of eastern US and Canada. Includes key to print shapes, key to track patterns, discussion of scat and other signs, habitat information, range maps, and drawings of the animals and their tracks. For identifying tracks in mud or snow. A favorite of young naturalists. 64 pages. Inventory = 5. ISBN: 978-0-912550-12-1. Order #: NASG0998 paper$5.95.

 

FERN FINDER: a guide to native ferns of central and northeastern United States and eastern Canada. by Anne C. Hallowell and Barbara Hallowell, illustrated by Anne C. Hallowell. Dichotomous key to native ferns of US and Canada east of the Rockies. Author Barbara Hallowell provides range maps, based on information gathered over the past 20 years. A lot of information has been packed into this little book. You won't find another field guide to ferns that approaches Fern Finder in usefulness and accuracy without costing, and weighing, a lot more. 64 pages.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 978-0-192550-24-4. Order #: NASG0999 paper$5.95.

 

FLOWER FINDER: a guide to identification of spring wildflowers and flower families. by May Theilgaard Watts. Dichotomous key to spring wildflowers of US and Canada east of the Rockies and north of the Smokies. Like our other flower guides, it keys first to the family and then to individual species. Explains botanical terms used to describe flower parts. Illustrated with author's line drawings. 64 pages.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 978-0-192550-00-8. Order #: NASG1001 paper$5.95.



BERRY FINDER. Miller. A guide to native plants of eastern North America with fleshy fruits, including herbs, vines, shrubs, and trees. Illustrated, 64 little pages.  
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-912550-14-7. Order #: NASG5123 paper$5.95. Out of print.

 

BERRY FINDER: a guide to native plants with fleshy fruits for eastern North America. by Dorcas S. Miller, illustrated by Cherie Hunter Day. Identifies plants with fleshy fruits, including natives and some cultivated species that have become established in the wild. Includes many native shrubs and vines  as well as herbs and trees. (Many of these plants have fruits that are known or suspected to be poisonous. This is not a guide to edible plants.) Covers U.S. and Canada east of the Rockies, except southern Florida. Most useful in late summer and fall when ripe berries are present. 64 little pages.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 978-0-912550-22-0Order #: NASG1000 paper$5.95.

BIRD FINDER: a guide to common birds of eastern North America. by Roger J. Lederer, illustrated by Roger C. Franke. Pocket gide introduction to 59 common species and how they live, organized by the habitats where the birds are most likely to be seen. and describing physical traits and behavior. Illustrated with line drawings. 64 pages. Out of print..
Inventory = 10.
ISBN: 978-0-912550-18-3 Order #: NASG6004 paper$5.95

 


Desert Tree Finder. by May Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts. Key to identifying trees of the deserts of California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Shows habitat and distribution of native trees and some commonly introduced non-native trees that  survive in the harsh climate of the deserts and desert hills, where rainfall is too sparse to support pine trees. 64 pages.  Out-of-print:
Inventory= 33.
ISBN: 0-912550-07-4. Order #: NASG0981 paper$5.95.


MAMMAL FINDER. Russo & Olhausen. Guide to mammals of the Pacific coast states--their tracks, skulls, and signs. Illustrated, maps, 92 pages. ISBN:0-912550-16-3. Out-of-print.
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nventory = 26.  Order #: NASG9536 paper$5.95.

 

MASTER TREE FINDER. Watts. A manual for the identification of trees by their leaves. Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 4.
  ISBN: 978-0-912550- . Order #: NASG0990 paper$5.95. Out of print.

 

pacific Coast Bird Finder: : a pocket guide to some frequently seen birds. by Roger J. Lederer, Ph. D, illustrated by Jacquelyn S. Giuffre. An introduction to common species of California, Oregon, and Washington, and how they live, organized by the habitats where the birds are most likely to be seen. Illustrated with line drawings.64 pages.
Inventory = 27
. ISBN: 978-0-912550-04-6. Order #: NASG0980 paper$5.95

Pacific Coast Berry Finder: a pocket manual for identifying native plants with fleshy fruits. by Glenn Keator, PhD, illustrated by Jeanne C. Koelling. Dichotomous key identifies plants with fleshy fruits (pomes, drupes, aggregates, accessory fruits, or true berries in botanical language). This includes the familiar plants that we think of as berries, like Raspberry or Wild Grape, but also many other plants with fleshy fruit, such as Ceanothus, Junipers, Prickly Pear, and Yucca. (Many of the plants identified have fruit that is known or suspected to be poisonous. This is not a guide to edible plants.) Covers California, Oregon and Washington, and would also be useful in BC, although the range maps stop at the border. Includes all native genera and some naturalized ornamentals. 64 pages.
Inventory = 7.
ISBN: 978-0-912550-02-2.  Order #: NASG0982 paper$5.95        

PACIFIC COAST FERN FINDER. by Glenn Keator, PhD, and Ruth M. Heady, illustrated by Valerie R. Winemiller. Dichotomous key to native Pacific Coast ferns and fern relatives, including clubmosses, spikemosses, quillworts and horsetails. Covers California, Western Oregon and Washington, and Southwestern BC. Explains parts of the fern, and fern life cycles. Illustrated with line drawings. 64 pages. Out of print.
Inventory = 24.
ISBN: 978-0-912550-13-8 Order #: NASG0989 paper$5.95.

                        

FERN FINDER. Hallowell. Identifies native northeastern and mid-western ferns.
Inventory = 12.
ISBN: 0-912550-11-2. Order #: NASG0984 paper$5.95. This edition out of print.

 

Pacific Coast Fish: a guide to marine fish of the Pacific Coast of North America. by Ron Russo, illustrated by Ann Caudle. Compact guide to marine fish. Put it in your tackle box to id what you catch, or read at home for information about the biology of fish, the marine food chain, and distribution of fish species. Detailed black-and-white illustrations of the fish, plus egg cases of sharks and skates, and shark teeth. Covers the waters off the Pacific Coast, from the Bering Straits to Cabo San Lucas (the southern tip of Baja California). 112 pages. Iventory = 14. ISBN: 978-0-912550-19-0. Order #: NASG5065 paper$5.95 Out of print; we have limited stock.

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Pacific Intertidal Life: a guide to organisms of rocky reefs and tide pools of the Pacific Coast. Russo. Field guide to the plants and animals that live in pools and on rocky reefs along Pacific Coast, from AK to Baja California. Describes intertidal ecology, intertidal zones, and survival strategies of limpets, abalones, sea slugs, anemones, sea urchins, crabs, algae, and sea stars (starfish). 64 pages.Out-of-print.
Inventory=12.
 
ISBN: 0-912550-10-4.  Order #: NASG0985 paper$5.95.

REDWOOD REGION FLOWER FINDER. Watts. Identifies wildflowers on north coast of California. Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 108.
No ISBN.  Order #: NASG0987 paper$5.95. Out of print. Order all and take 70% off.

 


ROCKY MOUNTAIN TREE FINDER. Watts. Key to identifying native trees of Rockies and Great Basin in U.S. and Canada, by leaves and needles. (Below about 4,500 feet in AZ and NM, use Desert Tree Finder). Shows habitat, range, life zones.
 64 pages. Out-of-print.
Iinventory = 6.
ISBN: 0-912550-05-8. Order #: NASG0986 paper$5.95.

Sierra Flower Finder: a guide to Sierra Nevada wildflowers. by Glenn Keator, PhD, illustrated by Valerie R. Winemiller. Key to non-woody flowering plants of the Sierra Nevada mountain range above the foothills (above about 4,000 feet.) The Sierra encompasses many habitats, from the high desert of the dry eastern slope, to the chaparral, meadows, and forests of the western slopes, and the harsh environment of the rocky alpine zone, so a wide variety of plants occurs in the area covered by this book. Illustrated with clear line drawings.  128 pages.
Inventory = 62.
ISBN: 0-912550-09-0. Order #: NASG0978 paper$5.95 Out of Print; we have limited stock.

WINTER TREE FINDER: a manual for identifying deciduous trees in winter. by May Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts. Key to identifying deciduoustrees in the winter (when they've lost their leaves) by examining twigs and other features. Describes parts of the twig and their function. Line drawings show twigs, buds, fruits, shape, habitat, and range of trees. Covers US and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains, except Florida. Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 978-0-912550-0-9. Order #: NASG0995 paper$5.95.

WINTER TREE FINDER. Watts. For identifying deciduous trees in winter. Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 103.
ISBN: None. Order #: NASG0988 paper$4.95. This edition is out of print.

 

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