FIELD GUIDES, LINKS, AND LITERATURE
Recommended Field Guides:
Peter Alden, Fred Heath. National Audubon Society Field Guide to California.
California Native Plant Society publications
California Natural History Guides publications
Bauer, Nancy. California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Other Animals.
Mark Elbroch, Michael Raymond Kresky. Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California.
Obi Kaufmann. The California Field Atlas.
Kavanagh and Leung, California Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals. Waterford Press. 2016.
Tim Palmer. Field Guide to California Rivers.
This list includes scientists and artists, activists and educators who have contributed, among many others, to the establishment and development of environment and ecology movements, and our expanding understanding both of the complex relationships in nature and of the interaction between nature and human nature.
Their perspectives, discoveries and creativity reveal why “the wild” and “wildlife” are fundamentally necessary to the survival of life on earth and crucial to the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all of life’s creatures.
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Rural Hours by Susan Fenimore Cooper
A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California by Laura Cunningham
Nature and Other Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
My First Summer In The Sierra / The Mountains of California by John Muir
Voice from the Sea: Reflections on Wildlife and Wilderness by Margaret W. Owings
Man and The Landscape by Paul Shepard
Turtle Island by Gary Snyder
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Diversity of Life / The Creation: An Appeal To Save The Earth by E.O. Wilson
The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future by Thomas Berry