A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us

Author: Matt Ritter

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597141475

Category: Nature

Page: 153

View: 4825


We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures, and unexpected aromas. A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us features over 150 of California's most commonly grown trees. Whether native or cultivated, these are the trees that muffle noise, create wildlife habitats, mitigate pollution, conserve energy, and make urban living healthier and more peaceful. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book will allow readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets. Rich in photographs and illustrations, overflowing with anecdote and information, A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us opens our eyes to a world of beauty just outside our front doors.

Trees of the California Landscape

A Photographic Manual of Native and Ornamental Trees

Author: Charles R. Hatch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251243

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 3747


An abundantly illustrated and essential resource for gardeners, homeowners, landscape design professionals, and anyone interested in California's abundant flora provides valuable information about native and ornamental species of trees, their habitat, and their sustainable needs.

A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us

Author: Charles Hood

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143837

Category: Nature

Page: 155

View: 5555


This lively and even quotable guidebook will introduce you to California's most easily seen bird species as found in a mix of urban, suburban, and traditionally natural habitats: the birds that you'll find in your own neighborhood. Full-color photographs and clear descriptions make identification easy, while entertaining anecdotes shed light on birds' fascinating behaviors. Impressively detailed, A Californian's Guide to the Birds among Us includes: 120 entries for California's most common birds, More than 400 full-color photographs, Advice for beginning birders, including gear recommendations, Surprising facts and trivia, Resources for further reading, Comprehensive index, Accessible to the novice and sure to enlighten even experienced birders, this guide will inspire you to notice nature more closely and find joy in interacting with the astounding diversity of avian life in California. Book jacket.

Trees and Shrubs of California

Author: John David Stuart,John O. Sawyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221109

Category: Nature

Page: 467

View: 2666


This accessible field guide identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrubs in text complemented by more than 200 line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photos.

California Plant Families

West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts

Author: Glenn Keator

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520259246

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 2446


This volume enables readers to identify California's native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of seventy major families prominent in California's natural environment.

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Coast to Foothills

Author: Philip W. Rundel,Robert J. Gustafson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241991

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 5459


CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio


Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 4166


Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

The California Naturalist Handbook

Author: Greg de Nevers,Deborah Stanger Edelman,Adina Merenlender

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520274806

Category: Nature

Page: 261

View: 9689


The California Naturalist Handbook provides a fun, science-based introduction to California’s natural history with an emphasis on observation, discovery, communication, stewardship and conservation. It is a hands-on guide to learning about the natural environment of California. Subjects covered include California natural history and geology, native plants and animals, California’s freshwater resources and ecosystems, forest and rangeland resources, conservation biology, and the effects of global warming on California’s natural communities. The Handbook also discusses how to create and use a field notebook, natural resource interpretation, citizen science, and collaborative conservation and serves as the primary text for the California Naturalist Program.

The Trees of San Francisco

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899977448

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 6646


Trees of San Francisco introduces readers to the rich variety of trees that thrive in San Francisco's unique conditions. San Francisco's cool Mediterranean climate has made it home to interesting and unusual trees from all over the world - trees as colorful and exotic as the city itself. This new guide combines engaging descriptions of sixty-five different trees with color photos that reflect the visual appeal of San Francisco. Each page covers a different tree, with several paragraphs of interesting text accompanied by one or two photos. Each entry for a tree also lists locations where "landmark" specimens of the tree can be found. Interspersed throughout the book are sidebar stories of general interest related to San Francisco's trees. Trees of San Francisco also includes a dozen tree tours that will link landmark trees and local attractions in interesting San Francisco neighborhoods such as the Castro, Pacific Heights and the Mission - walks that will appeal to tourists as well as Bay Area natives.

Field Guide to the Common Bees of California

Including Bees of the Western United States

Author: Gretchen LeBuhn,Noel Badges Pugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520272838

Category: Nature

Page: 175

View: 2675


This engaging and easy-to-use natural history guidebook provides a thorough overview of native and honey bee biology and offers tools for identifying the most common bees of California and the Western United States. Full-color illustrations introduce readers to more than 30 genera of native bees, noting each one's needs and habits and placing them in their wider context. The author highlights bees’ ties to our own lives, the food we eat, and the habitat we provide, and suggests ways to support bees in our own backyards. In addition to helping readers understand and distinguish among major groups of bees, this guide reveals how bees are an essential part of healthy ecosystem and how many plants, including important crop plants, depend on the pollination they provide. As growing evidence points to declining bee populations, this book offers critical information about the bond between plants and pollinators, and between humans and nature. Thoroughly researched and full of new insights into the ancient process of pollination, Field Guide to the Common Bees of California; Including Bees of the Western United States is invaluable for the window it opens onto the biodiversity, adaptive range, and complexity of invertebrate communities.

Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, Third Edition

An Integrated Pest Management Guide

Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601078641

Category: Gardening

Page: 435

View: 1385


Completely revised and expanded, Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive, how-to integrated pest management (IPM) resource for landscapers, arborists, home gardeners, retailers, and parks and grounds managers. This easy-to-use guide covers hundreds of insects, mites, nematodes, plant diseases, and weeds that can damage California landscapes. The book's 435 pages present the practical experience and research-based advice of more than 100 University of California (UC) and industry experts, including: • Pest-resistant plants and landscape design • Planting, irrigating, and other cultural practices that keep plants healthy • Conserving natural enemies to biologically control pests • Efficient monitoring so you know when to act • Selective pesticides and when their use may be warranted • Numerous references to regularly-updated, online guides with more pesticide choices and the latest IPM practices Inside you'll find: • 575 high-quality, color photographs to help you recognize the causes of plant damage and identify pests and their natural enemies. 140 more than the previous edition! • 101 line drawings and charts of pest biology and control techniques • Problem-solving tables to help you diagnose the pests and maladies of more than 200 genera of alphabetically-listed trees and shrubs Also in the 3rd Edition are dozens of newly added pests, including those affecting azaleas, camellias, hibiscus, camphor, eucalyptus, liquidambar, oaks, maples, palms, pines, olive, roses, and sycamores.

California Plants

A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

Author: Matt Ritter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999896006

Category: Endemic plants

Page: 320

View: 4588


This definitive guide for exploring California's spectacular plants includes: Over 300 pages with more than 500 species described or photographed, More than 1,000 full-color photographs and 150 species range maps, Detailed descriptions and fascinating natural history stories, California tree identification flowchart, Wildflower identification color guide, Detailed glossary and comprehensive index Book jacket.

Baja California Plant Field Guide

Author: Jon Paul Rebman,Norman C. Roberts,Exequiel Ezcurra

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications

ISBN: 9780916251185

Category: Nature

Page: 451

View: 4391


The Baja California Plant Field Guide is a manual to native and naturalized plants of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico. It is a useful guide for the entire Sonoran Desert and for Southern California, as over 50% of the species covered also occur in these regions. Over 715 different plants in 111 plant families are identified (most in both English and Spanish), with both scientific and common names and detailed descriptions. Many species are illustrated with color photographs. Descriptions entail plant habit and height; stem, leaf, flower, and fruit morphology; range; elevation; pollination biology; ethnobotanical uses; and discriminating comparisons with close relatives. This book is intended for everyone from the interested novice to the professional botanist.

Trees in Paradise: A California History

Author: Jared Farmer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393078027

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 8941


Traces the history of such iconic Californian vegetation as orange trees, giant redwoods, and palm trees, including the impact the vegetation had on the people living and working in the state.

The Sibley Guide to Trees

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 426

View: 9178


Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.

Conifer Country

A Natural History and Hiking Guide to 35 Conifers of the Klamath Mountain Region

Author: Michael Edward Kauffmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780578094168

Category: Conifers

Page: 206

View: 3827


Field Guide to Grasses of California

Author: James P. Smith,Kathy Simpson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275675

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 8133


This alphabetical guide covers common native and naturalized grasses of California and features over 180 color illustrations to aid identification.

The Songs of Trees

Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

Author: David George Haskell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052542752X

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 8150


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