Recommended Books

LEPIDOPTERA (butterflies & moths)

Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest - Robert Michael Pyle & Caitlin C. LaBar, 2017 in progress

The Butterflies of Cascadia - Robert Michael Pyle, 2002 (out of print)

Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies - David G. James and David Nunnallee, 2011

Butterflies of North America - Jim P. Brock & Ken Kaufman, 2006

Handbook for Butterfly Watchers - Robert Michael Pyle, 1988 (out of print)

Caterpillars in the Field and Garden - T. J. Allen, J. P. Brock, J. Glassberg, 2005

The Wild Silk Moths of North America - P. M. Tuskes, J. P. Tuttle, M. M. Collins, 1996 (out of print)

Basic Techniques for Observing and Studying Moths & Butterflies - William D. Winter Jr., 2000



INSECTS (general guides)

Insects of the Pacific Northwest - Peter Haggard & Judy Haggard, 2006

Insects of North America - Eric R. Eaton & Kenn Kaufman, 2007

Bugs of Washington and Oregon - John Acorn & Ian Sheldon, 2001

A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada - David L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley and Charles J. Kazilek, 2006 1st ed. (there have been problems with the 2nd ed. missing color plates, be cautious if purchasing it)

Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States - J. L. Capinera, R. D. Scott, T. J. Walker
A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada - David L. Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek, 2004

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West - Dennis Paulson, 2009





PLANTS

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast - Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon, 2004

Sagebrush Country: a wildflower sanctuary - Ronald J. Taylor, 1992 (out of print but can usually find reasonably-priced copies)

Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest - Mark Turner & Ellen Kuhlmann, 2014



All-around field guides and informational books

A Field Guide to the Cascades & Olympics - Stephen R. Whitney, 2004 (includes plants, butterflies, birds, reptiles, amph, mammals, and fish)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest - Peter Alden et al., 1998 (sections on habitat, weather, astronomy, flora and fauna, and parks and preserves)