I’ve carefully selected some of the primary references that I recommend owning in a physical copy. Please consider purchasing them here to support the educational mission of Herb Walks. Thanks, Lanny



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  • Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West

    Author: Michael Moore Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press (1989) Paperback: 368 pages, 28 color plates, 75 black-and-white illustrations This classic work on medicinal herbs of the Western uplands is an authoritative presentation of more than 100 species. Unsurpassed as a field guide for its authoritative information on collection and medicinal preparation. Focuses on the plant […]

  • Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

    Author: Michael Moore Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press, Revised Expanded edition (August 2003) Paperback: 368 pages   From the back cover: Herbalist Michael Moore, one of the founders of the modern herbal medicine movement in the United States, here updates in expanded form his classic work Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West, the indispensable […]

  • Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

    Author: Michael Moore Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press (2011) Paperback: 359 pages From the back cover: In Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, Michael Moore, renowned herbalist, teacher, and author of several medicinal plant books, presents a one-of-a-kind guide to over 300 species of plants geographically ranging from Baja California to Alaska. This uniquely […]

  • New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir

    Author: Pascal Baudar Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (March, 2016) Hardcover: 432 pages With detailed recipes for ferments, infusions, spices, and other preparations From the publisher’s website: Wild foods are increasingly popular, as evidenced by the number of new books about identifying plants and foraging ingredients, as well as those written by chefs about culinary creations that incorporate wild […]

  • Ojai Trails

    Brand new 2014 edition is out! Now expanded to 24 trails. A fold-out map of the Ojai Ranger District of the Southern Los Padres National Forest and guide to 24 Ojai hiking trails. A joint publication of Los Padres Forest Association and the Ojai Ranger District Office of the USDA Forest Service. Trails included: Murietta Trail […]

  • Pacific Coast Tree Finder: A pocket manual for identifying Pacific Coast trees

    Author: Tom Watts Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishing; Second edition (2004) Paperback: 63 pages The classic key to identifying native trees of the Pacific Coast, updated to reflect changes in the names of trees since publication of the first edition. Identifies native trees, and some widely introduced or naturalized species, of the Pacific Coast region, from British Columbia to Baja […]

  • Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs

    Authors: Steven Foster and Christopher Hobbs Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2002 Hardbound: 442 pages The most complete work on the medicinal plants of western North America, this guide offers the best information in the world on the nearly 500 species covered, much of it available for the first time. More than 530 color photographs illustrate […]

  • Raptors of Western North America: A Comprehensive Guide to All Species

    Photos & Text: Kevin T. Karlson Publisher: Quick Reference Publishing (2016) Waterproof Field Guide: Six laminated fold-out panels Publisher’s Description: Raptors of Western North America contains over 120 color photos of all the raptors that occur west of the Rocky mountains in the continental United States and Canadian provinces. Multiple photos for many species show a variety […]

  • Roadside Plants of Southern California

    Now available at a discount price of $7.95. Previous price was $15.00. Author: Thomas J. Belzer Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company (June 1, 1984) Paperback: 158 pages “Belzer devised this guide for the person who enjoys the outdoors and wishes to know more about the native plants of Southern California but may not have much […]

  • Snakes of Southern California: A Guide to Common and Notable Species

    Photos & Text: Bradford D. Hollingsworth Publisher: Quick Reference Publishing (2016) Waterproof Field Guide: Six laminated fold-out panels Publisher’s Description: This fact-filled identification guide is an excellent resource for all outdoor and nature enthusiasts. It describes 26 species of snakes commonly found along the coast, mountains, and deserts of Southern California, including 6 venomous snakes. The guide also features color […]