Forest Home

Natural History of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Flower are our stars Trees of the American Pacific Northwest
Flower are our stars June 2007 Big Basin and Berry Creek Falls (BCFL) Trail.
NEW AUGUST 2005 Paces calibration for BCFL Trail.
Flower are our stars Flower-slug-newt count graph.
Flower are our stars Wildflower species calendar on BCFL Trail.
Flower are our stars Walk With Scott Peden in Big Basin State Park.
Flower are our stars Life History and Ecological Guide to the Coast Redwood by Daniel J. Miller.
Azalea blossoms by Scott Peden
Azalea, © 2005 by Scott Peden.
Blossoms May, to August in Big Basin State Park, California.

See also these texts for study of Santa Cruz Mountains

  1. Pacific Coast Tree Finder by Tom Watts.
  2. Aberley, Doug, (Ed.). 1993. Boundaries of Home: Mapping for Local Empowerment. New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Bakker, Elna. 1984. An Island Called California. University of California Press, Berkeley. Chapters 4, 5, 6.
  4. Barbour, Michael et al. 1993. California's Changing Landscapes: Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento.
  5. Berg, Peter (Ed.) 1978. Reinhabiting a Separate Country. Planet Drum Foundation, San Francisco. pp. 34-38 - "Collision Terrace" by Robert Curry.
  6. Evarts, John and Popper, Marjorie (Eds.) 2001. Coast Redwood: A Natural and Cultural History. Cachuma Press, Los Olivos, CA.
  7. Gilliam, Harold. 2002 (Second Edition). Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
  8. Gorden, Burton L. 1995. Monterey Bay Area: Natural History and Cultural Imprints. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA.
  9. Hecht, B. and B. Rushmore (Eds.). 1973. Waddell Creek: The Environment Around Big Basin. Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Cruz. pp. 3-67, 18a-49a.
  10. Konigsmark, Ted. 1998. Geologic Trips: San Francisco and the Bay Area. Geo Press, Gualala, CA.
  11. LeBoeuf, Burney J. et al., eds. 1981. The Natural History of Añno Nuevo. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA.
  12. Ornduff, Robert. 1974. Introduction to California Plant Life. University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 3-33, 61-69, 74-101.
  13. Patri, T., S. C. Streatfield and T. J. Ingmire. 1970. Early Warning System: The Santa Cruz Mountains Regional Pilot Study. Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley. pp. 9-24.
  14. San Lorenzo River Watershed Management Plan and the Technical Appendix. 1979. County of Santa Cruz Planning Department Office of Watershed Management In conjunction with the State of California Resources Agency, Department of Fish and Game. (Or latest update)
  15. Sloan, Doris, 2006. Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region, California Natural History Guides Series No. 79, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.
  16. Taber, Tom. 1998 (6th Edition or later). The Expanded Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Book. The Valley Oak Press, San Mateo, CA.
  17. Warrick, Sheridan F. (Editor). 1982. The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus. UCSC Environmental Field Program.