Southern Arizona Nature Almanac
In addition to original illustrations by Jonathan Hanson, the guide includes photos and weather charts. Handy appendixes include lists of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, and a desert plants "blooming calendar." Accessible to the fledgling naturalist and detailed enough for the natural scientist, the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac is a definitive resource guide to the natural wonders of this fascinating land.
"The Hansons analyze, categorize, and bring to life every month of the year."—Tucson Citizen
"An abundance of information in short and sprightly bites, adding up to a definitive guide. . . . In all, it's quite an impressive achievement and well worth the investment."—Santa Cruz Valley Sun
"A reference guide both scientifically accurate and immediately understandable to naturalists of all abilities. . . . Peppered with illustrated anecdotes of desert fauna, black-and-white photographs, personal reflections and helpful tables (from monthly weather reports to safety tips on lightning and Africanized bees), theirs is a welcome addition to all bookshelves and backpacks."—Tucson Weekly