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  1. Butterflies of Southern California
    $7.95
    Butterflies of Southern California—including the desert, mountains and metro areas—beautifully illustrates 84 species of butterfly and nearly all of the corresponding caterpillar forms found in Southern California. This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Included along with most of the more common species are several of the most unique species of the region. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide. Learn More
  2. Mammals of Southern California
    $7.95
    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. Learn More
  3. Snakes of Southern California
    $7.95
    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. Learn More
  4. een saved. Sharks and Relatives of the Pacific Coast
    $7.95
    Sharks and Relatives of the Pacific Coast is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to the 38 coastal sharks and 12 cartilaginous relatives found from Alaska to California. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify common and notable species that inhabit inshore estuaries and tide pools, bays and kelp beds, rocky and sandy shores, and deep offshore environments. Each species is illustrated in stunning full-color. The shark illustrations are supplemented by line drawings of their teeth. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, maximum length, and concise text that highlights key features, and habitat typical of the species. Learn More
  5. Shorebirds of North America
    $7.95
    Shorebirds of North America contains over 200 color photos of all the breeding and commonly occurring shorebird species found in North America. Species accounts show breeding and nonbreeding plumages when differences occur, as well as many immature and juvenile plumages. Some similar species are shown side by side to allow for easier ID comparison, such as the dowitchers, yellowlegs and willets. Each featured species includes a short description of their physical and plumage features, body and wingspan measurements, and preferred habitats. The status of each species, including seasonal frequency, resident or migrant occurrence, and breeding location and habitats are also noted. Learn More
  6. Waterfowl of North America
    $7.95
    Waterfowl of North America contains 185 color photos of all the breeding and commonly occurring waterfowl species found in North America. Species accounts show perched, swimming and flight photos, with males and females illustrated where applicable. Immature birds are shown for some species as well. Some similar species are shown side by side to allow for easier ID comparison. Each featured species includes a short description of their physical features, body and wingspan measurements, and preferred habitats. The status of each species, including seasonal frequency, resident or migrant occurrence, and breeding location and habitats are also noted. Learn More
  7. Saltwater Fishes of Central California
    $7.95
    “Saltwater Fishes of Central California” is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to 63 saltwater fishes found from Santa Cruz to Ventura counties. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify common and notable species that inhabit inshore estuaries and tidepools, bays and kelp beds, rocky and sandy shores, and deep offshore environments. Each species is illustrated in stunning color including adults, females, males and juveniles. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate full-color illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, maximum length, and concise text that highlights key features, and habitat typical of the species. Learn More
  8. Bats of Western North America
    $7.95
    Bats are one of the most unique and mysterious animals on earth. You may have feared them or have been fascinated by them. Either way, you have wanted to learn more. This is your chance. Their nocturnal habits make them difficult to photograph and document. However, this guide provides the expert and the novice alike the visual cues and scientific observations to identify bats from the Cascades Mountains to Chihuahuan Desert. Learn More
  9. Birds of Central & Northern California
    $7.95
    Birds of Central & Northern California is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring and incredibly varied birdlife of California, north of the San Luis Obispo/ Monterey, Kern/ Kings & Tulare, and San Bernardino/ Inyo County lines. Stunning digital photographs depict 130 species of common and notable birds enabling users to identify nearly every commonly-occurring and regional bird specialty they encounter—day or night—in an area spanning from the Big Sur coastline north along the Pacific Coast (including Monterey Bay, the San Francisco Bay region and offshore Farallon Islands) to Oregon, then east to the Nevada State line, including the Coast, Sierra Nevada (including Yosemite National Park) and Cascade ranges, the Sacramento and Owen’s valleys, Klamath Basin, Mono Lake, Lake Tahoe, and all points between. Learn More
  10. Fresh Water Fishes of Central & Northern California
    $7.95
    Whether you’re an angler or naturalist this handy field guide will help you identify 64 species of freshwater fish likely to be caught on hook-and-line anywhere from the Klamath Basin to the Golden Trout Wilderness. The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat, geographical distribution and favorite baits for landing each species. Learn More

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