Good Night Redwoods

Good Night Redwoods features Redwood National and State Parks, coast redwoods, redwood facts, banana slugs, Roosevelt elk, redwood roots, redwood bark, park rangers, and more! The tallest living things on Earth are sure to inspire young nature lovers in this adorable bedtime board book.

How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum

We all know we need to drastically reduce our consumption of single-use plastics, and this book is the perfect guide for that transition. Each chapter has genuinely useful tips on reducing plastic in every part of your life, from the bathroom and the kitchen to the car and the workplace. 

Also available at the Seacliff, Natural Bridges, Wilder Ranch, and Santa Cruz Mission ParkStores. 

Metal Bookmark – Great Wave

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print

Adapted from a Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave

Brass, silver plated with applied color

Bookmark is approximately 3.25 x 1.25 inches

Great gift for Japanese art fans

Based on Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa color woodblock print from the Japan Edo period, about AD 1829-33.

Metal Bookmark – California Poppies

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print

The state flower of California (elected to office in 1903), Eschscholzia californica, is an ornamental plant which flowers from February to September in the northern hemisphere. The showy cup-shaped flowers come in brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. It is also used as food or a garnish.

Metal Bookmark – Monarch and Milkweed

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print

The monarch butterfly — with its easily-recognizable orange-and-black pattern — will only lay its eggs on milkweed plants, the primary food source for monarch caterpillars. The disappearance of milkweed from the monarch’s habitat has greatly impacted its population. Individuals can help by planting native milkweed in their gardens.

Monarchs need milkweed to survive. Unfortunately monarch numbers are declining, partly because milkweed habitat is disappearing. You can help this iconic butterfly and many other pollinators by creating habitat that includes milkweed and other flowers!

Gardens, meadows, fields and other habitats can all be ideal places for milkweed. The flowers will lure even more color to your home with the many butterflies and pollinators they attract.

Visit www.plantmilkweed.org for information on creating habitat for monarchs.

Native American Testimony

In a series of powerful and moving documents, anthropologist Peter Nabokov presents a history of Native American and white relations as seen though Indian eyes and told through Indian voices. Beginning with the Indians’ first encounters with European explorers, traders, missionaries, settlers, and soldiers to the challenges confronting Native American culture today, Native American Testimony spans five hundred years of interchange between the two peoples. Drawing from a wide range of sources–traditional narratives, Indian autobiographies, government transcripts, firsthand interviews, and more–Nabokov has assembled a remarkably rich and vivid collection, representing nothing less than an alternate history of North America.

Sabby the Sea Otter

A thrilling true story of a young sea otter pup’s adventure and triumph!

Sabby the Sea Otter is just a young pup, but his mom is teaching him everything about how to be a sea otter – how to dive underwater, how to find food in the ocean, and how to stay safe in a world full of danger. Sabby wants to know everything about the bay he and his mom live in. But one day Sabby’s curiosity gets him in trouble when a rushing tide traps him in a human-made hazard, a great big pipe filled with water. Now Sabby needs to learn how to survive on his own, while his mom fights every obstacle to find him.

Young readers will be thrilled with this true story of a how a real-life sea otter pup and his mom were reunited, while learning fun sea otter facts and an important lesson about how human activity affects wildlife. Illustrated with color photos of real sea otters, Sabby the Sea Otter: A Pup’s True Adventure and Triumph is a fun introduction to the ocean and the creatures who live there.

 

About the Author: Kim Steinhardt is an environmental writer and marine wildlife photographer who has been recognized as a “keen observer and a wonderful storyteller.” He interprets the natural world for all ages and audiences, and has been an adviser and photo contributor to National Geographic’s Explore My World series for children. He is co-author of The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast.

 

Specifications:

Age Range: 5 – 9 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4

Hardcover: 32 pages, 44 full color photos

List Price: $17.95

Publisher: Craven Street Books (March 1, 2020)

Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 inches 

 

Laminated Field Guide – Tracks of North America

Have you ever been stumped by an unfamiliar track in the mud? This handy laminated guide can fit in your back pocket and help solve trailside mysteries. It features photographs of common tracks, as well as hand-drawn illustrations, sizes, and even a ruler! Perfect for the naturalist-on-the-go. 

Laminated Field Guide – Birds of the Monterey Bay

This laminated, portable guide features common land and aquatic bird species in the Monterey Bay area. Perfect for new and seasoned birders alike! Fits easily into back pockets, glove compartments, and bags so you can ID on the fly. 

Local Butterflies & Wildflowers of the Monterey Bay Area

Live in the Monterey Bay area? Curious about butterflies? You won’t find a field guide more local than this one! This laminated, foldable guide is great for a hiking trail or your own backyard.