Recommended Books

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Recommended Wildscape books


  • The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley
  • Field Guide to the Birds of Texas and Adjacent States (Peterson Field Guide Series, 13) by Roger Tory Peterson
  • A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors (A Volume in the AP Natural World Series) by Brian K. Wheeler, et al
  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Jon L. Dunn

 Butterflies & Insects

  • Butterflies Through Binoculars : The West : A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America (Butterflies and Others Through Binoculars) by Jeffrey Glassberg
  • A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects (Gulf’s Field Guide Series,) by Bastiaan M. Drees, Ph.D. and John Jackman, Ph.D.

 Shells & Sea Life

  • A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies by R. Tucker Abbott, Percy A. Morris
  • Beachcomber’s Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life : Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama by Nick Fotheringham, Susan L. Brunenmeister

 Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas : With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No. 8. by James Ray Dixon
  • Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Second Edition by George R. Zug, et al
  • Reptiles and Amphibians Books recommended by Craig McIntyre
    • Alan Tennant The Snakes of Texas 1984 Texas Monthly
    • Alan Tennant A Field Guide to Texas Snakes, 2nd edition 1998 Gulf Publishing
    • Alan Tennant A Field Guide to Texas Snakes, 1st edition 1985 Texas Monthly
    • Alan Tennant Texas Snakes, Lone Star Field Guide, 3rd edition 2006 Taylor Trade Publishing
    • James R. Dixon & John E. Werler Texas Snakes: ID, Distribution, Natural History 2000 UT Press
    • James R. Dixon & John E. Werler Texas Snakes, A Field Guide 2000 & 2005 UT Press
    • James R. Dixon Amphibians & Reptiles of Texas 2000 TX A&M Press
    • Richard Bartlett & Patricia P. Bartlett A Field Guide to Texas Reptiles & Amphibians XXX Gulf Publishing
    • Roger Connant & Joseph T. Collins Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians, Eastern/Central North America 1998

Reading List for Naturalists