The Southern California Nature Guide is a handy aid for area residents and visitors alike in identifying the animals and plants you’ll find when visiting the region’s great outdoors. This book teaches you to identify 393 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and ferns: * Color illustrations of each species * Native uses of plants * Ecology and range * Similar species cross-referenced * Maps showing ecoregions, parks and nature areas.