This list is composed of a variety of reference materials, field guides, and nature inspired books. Links may be provided for your convenience, but are not affiliate links and in no way indicate an endorsement of the seller. Books may be available at other sellers at lower cost.
|Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines||Published by the Noble Foundation. |
This publication is a comprehensive reference book on the diverse woody plant flora of Southern Oklahoma and North Texas region. This book is ideal for farmers, ranchers, wildlife and plant enthusiasts, and other landowners who have a need to identify trees, shrubs and woody vines. This 138-page, full-color pictorial guide enables the reader to easily and accurately identify woody plants in the area. Authors: Stevens, R., Coffey, C. (book; 138 pp.)
|Grasses of Southern Oklahoma and North Texas||Published by the Noble Foundation.|
A comprehensive reference book on grasses in the southern Oklahoma and North Texas region, this publication is ideal for farmers, ranchers, wildlife enthusiasts and other landowners who have a need to identify grasses. This 120-page, full-color book can be used to easily and accurately identify grasses in the area. Authors: Coffey, C., Stevens, R. (book; 120 pp.)
|Field Guide to Native Oaks Species of Eastern North America||FHTET-2003-01|
Digital copy. Published by the USDA Forest Service. Includes the oak trees of Texas and shows the counties where they have been identified. Shows pictures of leaves, etc. and a description.
|Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas||ISBN 1-889878-01-4, ISSN 0833-1475|
A large book that is the bible for flora in North Central Texas. “A collaborative project of the Austin College Center for Environmental Studies and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas to produce illustrative floristic treatments designed to be useful to both botanical specialists and a more general public.” The link at left will tell you more about the book, how to look at the on-line version and how to order a copy.
|Animal Tracks of Texas||ISBN-10-55105-248-2|
Concise descriptions of the animals and their tracks are combined with detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other important identifying aspects. A perfect guide for teachers, parents, hikers and urban explorers.
|A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects||ISBN 0-87719-263-4 |
Meet the wild world of common Texas insects with this colorful and thorough introduction. Now you can identify that critter that just crawled under your bed or landed in your backyard. This extensive guide is packed with 384 color photos, thousands of facts and figures and dozens of illustrations. Discover more about the most common and diverse animals in the state and on the planet. From Ants to Zopherus nodulosus haldemani (the ironclad beetle), this field guide gives you an intriguing glimpse into the lives of Texas insects.
|Insects: Revised and Updated (Golden Guide)||ISBN 1-58238-129-1|
Golden Guide insects book. Contains listings for 225 species which are grouped by order. Includes range maps and an index of scientific names. 160 pages book, paperback.
|Spiders and Their Kin (Golden Guide)||ISBN 1-58238-156-9|
This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. With full-color pictures and readable text, this guide identifies representative species and describes:
Their characteristics and habits
Growth, courtship and enemies
Where they are found
Includes information on poisonous species and how to collect, preserve, and raise spiders.
|Reptiles and Amphibians: Revised and Updated (Golden Guide)||ISBN 1-58238-131-3|
This guide to the snakes, frogs, turtles, and salamanders of North America aids in the identification of 212 species. Learn:
– How to tell the difference between reptiles and amphibians
– How and where to find them
– How to separate fact from fable