Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is an engagingly written, portable history and identification guide for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. This guide also includes information about the landscape and weather. Packed with 800 color photographs, this is the perfect overview of the Pacific Northwest if you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors.
From sea to sagebrush, this field guide covers the identification and natural history of over 400 wildflowers, shrubs and trees across Oregon. Beautiful color photographs and written descriptions help the wildflower enthusiast or mountain meadow day hiker identify many of the common plants of Oregon. For each plant, Fagan explains the derivation of the common and scientific names, along with interesting natural history tidbits about historical or cultural uses, pollinator ecology, edibility, and other details about the plants.
* More than 700 color illustrations for easy identification * Expanded with new sections on mushrooms, insects, and rock identification * Handy color tabs for easy access, and quick reference index on back cover Don't just call it a mushroom when it's a golden chanterelle; know your screech owl from your saw-whet owl; distinguish a monarch butterfly from a painted lady -- all with the help of this comprehensive guide to the common plants and animals of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. The species accounts have been updated with the latest taxonomic changes and, as before, include common name, scientific name, and description of important features, habitat, and geographic range.
Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification.
This guide includes illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates most common in the Northwest. Features more than 460 photographs, scale drawings, and 90 distribution maps.
Authoritative, easy to use, and downright beautiful, Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a field guide to 118 of the most commonly encountered butterflies in Washington, Oregon, and parts of California, Nevada, Idaho, and Canada. With clear, precise text and abundant color photographs, author William Neill discusses the field marks that distinguish each species and provides a wealth of information about butterfly biology, habitat, and behavior. Find out where and when to observe butterflies, and how to identify both male and female adults as well as caterpillars, pupae, and eggs. Discover which plants attract these graceful creatures, and learn how to create your own butterfly garden at home. Book jacket.
“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest’s unpredictable weather.” —Portland Monthly Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides—unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.
Stephanie Feeney has combed the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to find the fabulous resources that make the area a horticultural paradise. This guide makes it a snap to find over 350 nurseries of all sizes, over 200 mail-order sources for gardening items, over 300 e-mail and Internet Web sites of interest to gardeners, over 200 clubs and organizations, publications, and other sources.