Pocket Naturalist Guides

Pocket Naturalist Guides

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Pocket Naturalist Guides are durable, portable, and perfect for all outdoor enthusiasts. Providing quick reference on and off the trail to expand your knowledge of the Sierra Nevada Areas.

 

There are 8,000 snakebites in the US every year and plant ingestion results in 63,000 calls to national poison centers annually.

This guide identifies some of the most feared and dangerous North American species of animals and plants and its purpose is twofold: 1) to debunk irrational myths about species such as snakes, spiders, sharks and bears; 2) to educate people about the proper action to take if one is confronted and/or injured by these dangerous species.

When foraging for wild mushrooms, it is critical to be able to positively identify edible and poisonous species. Mushrooms is your guide to familiar, widespread North American species. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide highlights over 60 familiar edible species and 14 poisonous species and includes tips on identifying and harvesting wild mushrooms.

Sierra Nevada's 12 million acres support a rich diversity of wildlife ranging from large mammals like elk and bears to salamanders and swallowtails. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies/insects and includes a map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas.

The spectacular scarlet tanager is one of over 250 species of birds found in this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas.

The longest continuous mountain chain in the U.S., the Sierra Nevada mountains are one of the most diverse coniferous forests on Earth. The world's largest tree, the sequoia, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries.

  • Pamphlet Style
  • Water-Proof

By: James Kavanagh

Illustrated by: Raymond Leung

Publisher: Waterford Press, Incorporated

 

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