identification & information

our go to sites and sources for identification and fun facts

California Native Plants 

Cal Flora, What Grows Here? 

Find out what grows in an exact location by drawing a polygon around your location!

Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plant Society

“The Wildflowers of California” by Mary E. Parsons

“Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California” by Jan Timbrook


The Cornell Lab Merlin Bird ID App

(free on App Store and Google Play)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

Audubon Society

“Birds of Northern California” by David Fix

 California Herps (Snakes, Lizards, amphibians, turtles)

California Herps


Bug Guide

Butterflies and Moths



Heyday Books

News from Native California

Bay Nature Magazine

A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California. 2015 Laura Cunningham 



organizations we've donated to and support

California Native Plant Society

Save the Redwoods League

Xerces Society

California State Parks Foundation

Save Mount Diablo

Cal Raptor Center

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Wishtoyo Foundation