Unido: 16.jun.2020 Última actividad: 09.dic.2022 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde abril 2021

Hello I-Naturalists!
I'm passionate about adding what I see in nature and what I learn to I-Naturalist because it brings me Joy! I'm an avid hiker/traveler which takes me to many interesting natural places where I enjoy taking lots of photos with my I-phone. I love nature and find all living things fascinating and worth studying. I'm an amateur, but thorough research librarian/naturalist--not a credentialed professor, botanist, or biologist. I appreciate all agrees, corrections or comments to my observations and I look forward to seeing your sightings in nature.

"May your trails be crooked, winding,
Lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." --Edward Abbey

I-Nat tip: The more Projects you join that match your interests--the more expert eyes will see and confirm your observations.

As a former reference librarian, I'm always thrilled to discover new learning tools. Some of my favorite helpful resources:

Jepson eFlora: Plants of California
Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers
Baja California Plant Field Guide, Jon P. Rebman, Norman C. Roberts, 3rd. ed, 2012
Shrubs and Trees of the Southern California Deserts. Jim W. Dole and Betty B. Rose, Foot-loose Press, 1996
California Desert Wildflowers, Philip A. Munz, 1975
California Desert Flowers: An introduction to families, genera, and species, Sia Morhardt and Emil Morhardt, 2004. (Weak Index)
Plants of Southern California: Regional Floras (comprehensive website)
Native and Introduced Plants of Southern California by Tom Chester
Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada. Text and photos by Stephen Ingram. Cachuma Press, 2008
Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America, and Mexico, 2nd edition. M.E. Kauffmann, T. Parker, and M. Vasey, Photographs by Jeff Bisbee. 2021.
San Diego Natural History Museum
Plants: (search by county for species presence/absence)
Pines/Pinecone comparisons of California
Oregon Flora
Plants of Monterey County: an Illustrated Field Key, 2nd edition, Matthews and Mitchell, 2015,
Flora of Fort Ord: Monterey County, California, David Styer, 2019,
Monterey County Wildflowers: a Field Guide, Yeager and Mitchell, 2016,
Monterey County Wildflowers– a photographic guide
(The) Monterey Pine Forest: Coastal California's Living Legacy, 2nd. ed, The Monterey Pine Forest Watch, 2018. (Excellent book).
Central CA coast Endangered Species Fact Sheets website
Geranium i.d. assist w photos
Thistles (non-native)
Lupine (Lupinus) anatomy, etc. Pictorial Guide to Characteristics Needed for Lupine Identification, by Tom Chester
Conifers of Western North America by Christopher J. Earle
Tale of Big Tree Hunting In California by Christopher J. Earle
Oak Tree Species I.D. and Ecology:
Oaks of California, B. Pavlik, P. Muick, S. Johnson, M. Popper, 1991
Field guide for CA Tree Oaks written, designed, and illustrated by Joshua Zupan and free to download here:
California Native Plant Society
Jepson Flora: Abbreviations and Symbols Used in The Jepson Manual, Second Edition

Audubon Guide to North American Birds
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, ed. Jon L. Dunn, 7th ed., 2017
Sharing wildlife sounds from around the world
Found Feathers:
Monterey Birds, Don Roberson, 2nd ed. 2002, sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society
How to Tell a Raven From a Crow, ID Tips:

Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California:
Reptile Database (worldwide)
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Eaton and Kaufman, 2006,
Bug photographs from the U.S/Canada for I.D:
American Butterflies (North and South America)
Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America. Brock and Kaufman, 2003,
Butterflies & Their Favorite Flowering Plants: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Environs, Lynn and Gene Monroe, 2004
Coming soon (we hope): Wagner's Caterpillars of Western North America
Terrestrial Mollusc I.D., biology, and ecology
Native Bees: Get to Know Native Bees of the Santa Cruz Mountains with Obi Kaufmann. May 6, 2020
Bumble Bees of the Western United States, 114 page PDF (7.6 MB), by By Jonathan Koch, James Strange, Paul Williams, a comprehensive, well written resource, with excellent diagrams and photos.

California Galls: A Host Plant List with Links, Nancy Asquith.

Beachcombers's Guide to Seashore Life of California, J.D. Sept, Rev. ed. 2009,
SEANET Hopkins Marine Station for "Nearshore Plants and Animals of the Monterey Bay"
Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Bridgette Clarkston, Harbour Publishing, 2015,
Limpets - cap-shaped snails:
Limpet I.D:
Pacific Northwest Shell Club
Abalone Identification Guide:
Whale barnacles
Mer Society (Marine Education and Research Society), dedicated to marine conservation through scientific research, education, and marine wildlife rescue.

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California, Siegel and Schwarz, 2016.
California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide, D. Desjardin, M. Wood, and F. Stevens, 2nd printing 2019.
Fungi of California and and
A Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, 2014.
The Curious Observer's Guide to Slime Mold: of Santa Cruz and Beyond, Carrie Niblett, 2nd ed. 2021.

Ver todas