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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the ultimate beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
Recognizable species of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, insects, and fishesfrom the singleleaf pinyon pine to the great purple hairstreak butterflyare included in this comprehensive and practical overview of the nature and wildlife found at Mount Santa Rosa and the San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. This indispensable and portable guide features specific local information, making it an ideal companion for visitors to the area and those preparing a trip.
Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area are a popular and accessible recreation area near Palm Spring, CA. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 130 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, trees and wildflowers. Some of the species featured include California Dogface, Stellar's Jay and Jeffrey Pine. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
From desert scrub to mountain forest, the 14,000 acre Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness region includes a wide variety of biotic communities influenced by varying altitudes, temperatures and precipitation. This isolated mountain range, or and#147;islandand#8221;, serves as a refuge for numerous plant and animal species that do not occur in the surrounding areas. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
About the Author
James Kavanagh is the author of more than 300 pocket guides on nature, science, travel, and languages. Raymond Leung is the illustrator of more than 300 pocket guides on travel and nature.