Book Review – Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island

Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Adam Ungstad UNGSTAD Information Architects Paperback 150 pages 2012 Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island: Adam Ungstad Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island is a nice little guide book to some of the well known and lesser known lakes in the Saanich Penisula and Sooke. If you’re planning a trip to Victoria, British Columbia, …

Book Review – How to be a Better Birder

How to be a Better Birder: Derek Lovitch How to be a Better Birder Derek Lovitch Princeton University Press Paperback 192 pages 2012 I’ve been birding ever since I moved to the West Coast nearly 20 years ago. Back then my strategy was pretty basic. My first field guide was a National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North …

Book Review – Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West – Dennis Paulson Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West Dennis Paulson Princeton University Press Paperback 535 pages 2009 Living in British Columbia, I’m fortunate to have a copy of Rob Cannings Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and Yukon as a field guide when I’m out photographing dragonflies or practicing a little catch and …

Book Review – The Crossley ID Guide (Eastern Birds)

Crossley ID Guide (Eastern Birds) The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds Richard Crossley Princeton University Press Cloth Flexibound 544 pages 2011 I have to admit that I was initially pretty skeptical about the huge hype surrounding Richard Crossley’s new field guide The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. It’s been described as “mind-blowing,” “revolutionary,” and “unconventional,” among countless other superlatives. What …

Book Review – Insects of the Pacific Northwest

Insects of the Pacific Northwest Peter and Judy Haggard Timber Press Inc. Paperback 296 pages 2006 Insects of the Pacific Northwest – Peter and Judy Haggard I’ve been fighting a bit of the flu lately which means that I’ve had some time to catch up on my reading and thinking about spring days searching for insects. One of the inspiring …

Book Review – Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America

Win a copy of Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America – see contest details below. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America Arthur V. Evans Sterling Publishing Company Paperback 497 pages 2007 I’ve been waiting for a rainy evening to review a copy of Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America …

Book Review – Field Guide to Birds of North America

Win a copy of Field Guide to Birds of North America – see contest details below. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America Edward S. Brinkley Sterling Publishing Company Paperback 527 pages 2007 I’m always looking for good natural history reference books and discovered the National Wildlife Federation’s Field Guide to Birds of North America while browsing …