Secrets of the Oak Woodlands; Plants and Animals Among California's Oaks
"Secrets of the Oak Woodlands; Plants and Animals Among California's Oaks," by Kate Marianchild. Heyday Press, $18.00.
If you are lucky enough to live with California's oaks, you may be patting yourself on the back. The importance of oaks as habitat is being fully recognized at last.
Still, recent books on this topic, focused on the oak species of the rest of the United States, are not so relevant for Californians. Fortunately, we have this little gem by Kate Marianchild to help us to more deeply understand and appreciate oaks and the habitat they provide.
From it, you will learn to treasure every dropped leaf and every strand of lace lichen.
As Dan Glusenkamp, President of California Institute for Biodiversity (Cal-Alive), says "Open this book and join this biologically diverse community. You'll be glad you did."