Here are some nature-focused and natural history titles that you might want to read during the next winter storm.  Happy reading!

Douglas Fir

The Story of the West’s Most Remarkable Tree

by Stephen Arno

Published by Mountaineers Books

One of the iconic symbols of the West Coast is the majestic Douglas Fir.   This short book summarizes the trees’ role in building the West into a commercial powerhouse. Also highlighted is the role of fire in determining the trees’ success and how it helps them to establish such towering heights.  The book includes historical photos and illustrations. 


Pollinators and Pollination 

by  Jeff Ollerton

Published by Pelagic Publishing

This book was written by one of the world’s leading pollination ecologists.   It explains what pollinators are, how their interactions with flowers have evolved, and what those relationships mean.  Written with an accessible approach, it is personal and informative. 

Includes color photos.



Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation

by  Edward O. Wilson, Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer (Illustrator)

Published by Island Press

This is a graphic interpretation of the 1994 memoir of this influential naturalist and biologist.  You will get a good sense of what is the true nature of this man, his passion for his work, and his gentle nature.

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