Suggested Reading List
A Field Guide to Coastal Flowers of the Pacific Northwest
Author: Phillipa Hudson
Description: With gorgeous full-colour photos arranged in an easy-to-use colour coded chart for quick identification, the pocket-sized format is perfect for taking along on walks and hikes through both the Pacific Northwest countryside as well as the urban wilds of West Coast cities. Supplying English and Latin names, the distribution range of each species and average plant height and flower size, Phillipa Hudson shares her knowledge of coast flora gained through over 30 years as an active amateur botanist.
Birding in the San Juan Islands
Author: Mark G. Lewis and Fred A. Sharpe
Description: Handy guide for visitor's and residents alike to learn more about Island birds, seasonality, local "hot spots", and how the insular ecosystems affects bird behavior.
Author: Mike Vouri, San Juan Historical Society, Julia Vouri
Description: A book that reviews the rich history and residents of Friday Harbor throughout the past 100 years.
Hiking the San Juan Islands
Author: Ken Wilcox
Description: The famed San Juan Islands of Northwest Washington State offer some of the most charming, scenic and naturally diverse landscapes and seascapes anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. A host of parks, trails, beaches, and protected wildlands are available to enjoy for hiking. This guide includes listings and maps for the surround archipelago, including Whidbey, Camano, Fidalgo, Cypress, and land-based counties near the San Juan Islands.
North Puget Sound: Afoot and Afloat
Author: Marge & Ted Mueller
Description: An insiders guide to the North Puget Sound region of Washington State.
Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska
Author: Jim Pojar
Description: This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades. Includes wonder photos, range maps, and more! Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.
San Juan Islands Wildlife: A Handbook for Exploring Nature
Author: Evelyn Adams
Description: Natural beauty and a rich diversity of wildlife draw thousands of visitors annually to Washington's San Juan Islands. Until now, there has never been a book that provides an overview of natural life in this beautiful archipelago. San Juan Islands Wildlife is an informative and affectionate look at the habits and habitats of the flora and fauna found within the unique environment of the region.
Trees and Shrubs for Pacific Northwest Gardens
Author: John A. Grant, Carol L. Grant
Description: Northwest gardeners have relied on the solid information found in various editions of this book for more than 50 years. This greatly enlarged 1990 edition reflects the vast increase in suitable plants for the region now available from area nurseries
Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands (second edition)
Author: Scott Atkinson & Fred Sharpe
Description: This wonderful field guide illustrates and describes more than 190 species of wildflowers, shrubs, trees and weeds that occur commonly throughout the San Juan Islands as well as the Gulf Islands of near Vancouver Island, Canada. The text also includes information on how the climate, topography and geology of the Islands affect plant life.