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.

Recommended Links:

The National Audubon Society

California Natural History Guides

California Native Plant Society

Recommended Literature

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

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