I owe a debt of gratitude to those who have identified, drawn and photographed the myriad bounty of nature.  They enrich my life with the information they share.  They excite in me a desire continue the hunt for even more interesting things to see, experience and photograph.  The references listed below are but a few of the books, magazines and websites I have perused over the years to help me answer my constant question: what is this?.

The references listed below are not in any particular order.  This is an ever growing list.

A N I M A L S

B I R D S

  • Robert H. Armstrong 1995
    Guide to the Birds of Alaska
    Alaska Northwest Books
  • Blair and Dawn Witherington 2007, 2009
    Florida’s Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
    Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • National Geographic Fourth Edition 2002
    Field Guide to the Birds of North America
    National Geographic
  • Robert H. Armstrong and Marge Hermans 2004
    Southeast Alaska’s Natural World
    Self-Published
  • Stan Tekiela 2004
    Birds of Florida
    Adventure Publications, Inc
  • American Bald Eagle Information 2011
    www.baldeagleinfo.com
  • Eagle Nature Foundation 2011
    www.eaglenature.com
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    The Birds of North America, Online 2011
    bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/
  • Alaska Raptor Center
    Alaska Raptor Center 2011
    www.alaskaraptor.org
  • American Bald Eagle Foundation
    Bald Eagle Info 2011
    www.baldeagles.org

    F L O W E R S
  • Chy and Ray Allen “Wildflower Facts”
    American Meadows

    American Meadows 2008
    www.americanmeadows.com
  • Verna E. Pratt 1991
    Wildflowers Along the Alaska Highway
    Alaskakrafts, Inc.
  • Pojar and Mackinnon 1994
    Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
    : Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska
    B. C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing
  • National Audubon Society, Twelfth Printing 1979
    Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
    Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

M A R I N E   L I F E

  • Andy Lamb and Bernard P. Hanby 2005
    Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
    Harbour Publishing
  • J. Duane Sept 1999
    The Beachcomber’s Guide to the Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest
    Harbour Publishing
  • Rick M. Harbo 1999
    Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska
    Harbour Publishing
  • Carmen M. Field, Conrad J. Field 1999
    Alaska’s Seashore Creatures: a A Guide to Selected Marine Invertebrates
    Alaska Northwest Books 

  • Blair and Dawn Witherington 2007, 2009
    Florida’s Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
    Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Philip Lambert 2000
    Sea Stars
    Of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound
    UBC Press
  • Gregory C. Jensen 1995
    Pacific Coast Crabs and Shrimps
    Sea Challengers
  • Giorgio Gabbi 2005
    Underwater World Shells
    White Star Guides

M U S H R O O M S

  • David Arora 1991
    All That Rain Promises and More…
    Ten Speed Press, BioSystems Books
  • David Arora 1979, 1986
    Mushrooms Demystified
    Ten Speed Press
  • National Audubon Society, Tenth Printing 1994
    Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
    Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  • J.E. Underhill, 8th Printing 2005
    Guide To Western Mushrooms
    Hancock House Publishers LTD.