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Colorado Flora and Fauna Books

Mammals of the Rocky Mountains
by Chris Fisher, Don Pattie and Tamara Hartson. Paperback.
If you see a mammal that you don't recognize or if you want to learn more about their characteristics and habitat, this is the reference to have. It has beautiful illustrations, photographs, maps, and paw prints as well. You'll get lots of ideas for areas to go wildlife watching with the help of this book.

Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide
by Mary Taylor Young. Paperback.
Wow! Anyone who wants exact directions to a multitude of wildlife viewing areas should have this guide. From the well-known national parks to the more obscure city parks to the remote areas of the state, it has maps and detailed viewing information. Perhaps you're wanting to try some place new? This would be the way to do so.
Guide to Colorado State Wildlife Areas
by Dennis McKinney. Paperback.
Be sure to have this guide and your Colorado Habitat Stamp at the ready, and you will be all set to see a diversity of wildlife. There are places in here that we never knew existed!
Wild Bird Photography: National Audubon Society Guide
by Tim Fitzharris. Paperback.
We find birds to be the most challenging type of animal to photograph. Tim Fitzharris lets you know what equipment you will need, the hotspots to take it, tips on how to compose your photos, and digital darkroom information. Sometimes, despite all your efforts, a bird will not let you get close. In that case, you'll want to read about blinds and how to call in the more elusive birds. The photography in this book is lovely!
Guide to Colorado Wildflowers : Volume 1: Plains and Foothills
Guide to Colorado Wildflowers : Volume 2: Mountains
by G. K. Guennel. Paperback.
Colorado is just brimming with wildflowers in the spring and summer. Yet oftentimes we will see some and perhaps photograph them, unable to identify them. Well, this set of two books makes the ID'ing easy! The flowers are organized by color, with that color showing on the edge of the page, so you can turn right to it. Each flower has all the characteristics in print, with a color photograph and also a drawing to help with the overall appearance of the plant. As you may know, just seeing a flower alone is often not enough to distinguish its ID. Since the books contain Colorado wildflowers, you won't be confused by seeing those that are only found in other states. Highly recommended!

Rocky Mountain Wildlife
by David Dahms. Paperback.

The highlights of this book are its delightful, crisp photos of wild animals living in the Rocky Mountain region. Many include young, which are always so appealing. Most of these animals are native to Colorado, with a few appearing only in other parts of the Rockies. You'll be sure to learn interesting facts while you peruse this marvelous book.

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Pocket Guide
by David Dahms. Paperback.

A small, spiral-bound book, its flowers are organized by color. We find this a most logical way to quickly identify an unknown flower in the field. Lightweight enough to pop in your backpack or pocket, you will be motivated to take this helpful guide along with you. Photos are truly helpful in finding an ID, as are the descriptions.

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Photos, Descriptions, and Early Explorer Insights
by Jerry Pavia. Paperback.

Being visual people and photographers ourselves, we definitely enjoyed all the photos in this book. Each flower has at least one of them, and often more, to help in identification. Of particular interest are the Native American uses and legends about the wildflowers, as well as comments from explorers like Lewis and Clark, Enos Mills, and John Muir.

Song of the Alpine: The Rocky Mountain Tundra through the Seasons
by Joyce Gellorn. Paperback.

In a delightful style, Joyce Gellhorn presents facts about the seasons and how they affect the animals and plants of the alpine region. This book is soooo readable! I got the chance to meet Joyce through a local photography club, where she presented her wonderful slides, many of which appear in this book. Her voice is captivating, both in person and in the book. It shines through in her philosophical style about the region she and I both love so much.

On the Trail of Colorado Critters : Wildlife-Watching for Kids
by Mary Taylor Young, et al. Paperback.

This is definitely not just for kids! The photos are exquisite and explanations about each animal include where they are found in the state. A description, diet, and habitat sidebar also accompany the fascinating narrative about a species.

A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed
by Douglas H. Chadwick. Paperback.
Rocky Mountain Safari: A Wildlife Discovery Guide
by Cathy Illg, Gordon Illg, Wendy Shattil, Bob Rozinski. Paperback.
The Great Arc of the Wild Sheep
by James L. Clark. Paperback.
Mountain Sheep and Man in the Northern Wilds
by Valerius Geist. Paperback.
Western Birds : An Audubon Handbook
by John Farrand, John Ferrand. Hardcover.
The Guide to Colorado Birds
by Mary Taylor Young, et al. Paperback.
Birds of Colorado Field Guide
by Stan Tekiela. Paperback.
Colorado Trees and Wildflowers (Pocket Naturalist Series)
Paperback.
Rocky Mountain Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Rocky Mountain Trees
by Tom Watts. Paperback.
Trees and Shrubs of Colorado
by Jack L. Carter, Marjorie Leggitt (Illustrator). Paperback.

Rocky Mountain Flower Finder: A Guide to Wildflowers Found Below Tree Line in the Rocky Mountains
by Janet L. Wingate. Paperback.

Southern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers (Falcon Guide)
by Leigh Robertson. Paperback.
 

Audubon Field Guides

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers : Western Region
by Richard Spellenberg. Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds : Western Region (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
by Miklos D. F. Udvardy, et al. Paperback.
The Audubon Society Field Guide to the Bald Eagle
by David G. Gordon. Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees : Western Region
by Elbert L., Jr. Little, Angelo Lomeo (Photographer). Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies
by Robert Michael Pyle. Hardcover.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
by Charles Wesley Chesterman. Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals
by John O. Whitaker, Jr. Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States (National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States)
by Peter Alden(Editor), et al. Hardcover.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils
by Ida Thompson, Carol Nehring (Illustrator). Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
by Gary A. Lincoff, Gary H. Lincoff. Hardcover.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather
by David M. Ludlum. Paperback.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (Audubon Society Field Guide Series)
by Mark R. Chartrand. Paperback.
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptile and Amphibians
by John L. Behler, F. Wayne King. Hardcover.

Audubon Pocket Guides

Handy pocket-size guides from the well-known publisher of nature books.

Familiar Birds of North America : Western Region (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by John Farrand, et al. Paperback.
Familiar Flowers of North America : Western Region (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Richard Spellenberg(Contributor), William A. Niering (Contributor). Paperback.
Familiar Trees of North America : Western Region (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Jerry N. Franklin(Contributor). Paperback.)
Familiar Butterflies North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guide)
by Paul Opler, Richard K. Walton. Paperback.
Familiar Insects and Spiders North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by John Farrand(Designer). Paperback.
Familiar Animal Tracks (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by John Farrand, John Ferrand. Paperback.
Familiar Rocks and Minerals North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Charles W. Chesterman(Designer). Paperback.
Familiar Fossils North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Sidney Horenstein(Designer). Paperback.
Familiar Mammals North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by John Farrand(Designer). Paperback.
Familiar Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guide)
by Peter Katsaros. Paperback.
Familiar Reptiles and Amphibians : North America (Audubon Pocket Guides)
by John Behler. Paperback.
North American Birds of Prey (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Clay Sutton, Richard K. Walton. Paperback.
North American Waterfowl (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Richard K. Walton. Paperback.



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