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150 Frequently Seen Birds of California’s Great Valley
A pocket birding field guide just for California’s Great Valley! This beautiful, 300+ page book features full color images and detailed descriptions of the many bird species found in the valley. Small enough to fit in a pocket or waist pack, yet loaded with helpful information, this book is sure to become a hit among California’s nature-lovers and beginning birders alike!
- 4.5 x 6″ sprial bound, 320 pages, 323 color photographs
- $19.95 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select membership price)
The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region
Co-editors: Peggy Kraus-Kennedy and Molly Keller with guidance and formatting by book designer Gail Segerstrom.
This 256-page revised and expanded edition, includes color images of flora and fauna.
For bulk orders, please call (916) 876-4918 ext. 234.
With descriptions and full-color drawings of our most common wildlife species, The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region field guide has long been a close companion for nature lovers. It profiles more than 600 local plants, birds, mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians. It also portrays regional landforms, weather and climate, and native peoples.
- 256 pages
- Regular price $22.50. Member price $20.25
An American River Almanac
An elegant book of 72 essays and 82 color photos celebrating the wildlife that thrives throughout the year along the river, famous as the birthplace of the California gold rush. The essays by Peter Hayes are presented with extraordinary images by photographic artists Linda Thomas, Tom Myers, George Turner, James Scott, Bob McCleary and Guy Galante.
- 160 pages
- Regular price $39.95. Member price $35.95
Biking and Hiking the American River Parkway (4th Edition)
By Robin Donnelly
The expanded 4th edition is a mile-by-mile guide of natural and cultural history along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail from Discovery Park to Folsom Lake. It includes maps, access points, photographs and the nine Horse Staging areas along the Parkway.
- $14.95 (10% discount for members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select membership price)
- Look inside! Sample pages available here.
An American River Journal
Illustrated by Jo Smith, Essays by Peter Hayes
This pocket size book features wildlife drawings by Jo Glasson Smith, widely respected naturalist, illustrator, and ARNHA co-founder. Essays are by Peter Hayes, retired newspaper editor and ARNHA publications committee member. The volume captures the beauty and peace of a walk along the river.
- $9.75 (10% discount for members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select membership price).
The Lower American River: Prehistory to Parkway
Edited by Peter J. Hayes
Formerly titled The History of the Lower American River (1991 edition), this is an updated story of those who tapped the riches of the Lower American River, from the native Nisenan, to the gold-seekers, to the modern-day protectors of Sacramento’s treasured parkway. Published in 2005, it contains dozens of vintage photographs, historic map, timeline, and index.
Wild Neighbors: The American River Parkway Activity Book
Drawings by Jo Smith and Gail Mackenroth, Cover by Molly Keller
This unique activity book contains dozens of original drawings of Parkway animals to color – along with other activities to make learning about nature fun for children through 4th grade.
- $4.00 (10% discount for members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select membership price).
Discovering the American River Parkway
By Beth Etgen and Jo Smith; Illustrations by Jo Smith.
A 60-page teacher’s manual with black and white illustrations, maps, and activity ideas that promote using the American River Parkway as a classroom.
- $10.00 (10% discount for members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select membership price).
Ooti: A Child of the Nisenan
By Terri Ball; 1996 revision by Jo Smith, illustrations by Jo Smith.
A children’s story of the daily life of a Valley Nisenan or Maidu child who might have lived along the American River. This book includes songs, games, crafts and activities for young people to enjoy.
The Valley Nisenan Educator’s Guide
By Terri Ball and Carol Doersch; 2002 update by Beth Etgen and Vince LaPena.
Designed to supplement the Maidu Field Day with information on geography, material culture, plant and animal use, social organization, and more. Pre and post-trip activities section and bibliography included. 172 pages.
- $20.00 (10% discount for members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select membership price).