Northwest Coastal Explorer, with Robert Steelquist
Here is a great book to keep on hand for summer outings and year-round exploration, on the Island, on the coast, or throughout the Salish Sea! Come meet author, naturalist, and environmental educator Robert Steelquist when he gives a presentation on his book The Northwest Coastal Explorer: Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast. Steelquist will be at the store on Thursday, May 18, at 7pm.
The magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest is one of the most spectacular corners of the planet, with it's breathtaking terrain, unique plants, and abundant wildlife, making it an explorer's paradise. Steelquist's book is a fun, engaging, full-color guide to the marine life or Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Organized by habitat -- such as coastal forests, rocky shores, tide pools, and beaches, the book profiles easy to find plants and animals in each environemtn, and reveals insider location tips -- where to find bald eagles or wild stands of specialized plants. There are weekend trip suggestions that will be a hit with locals or visitors.
"If wandering ocean beaches and coastal forests is part of your love affair with the Pacific Northwest, here s a new guidebook to pop in your daypack. The Northwest Coastal Explorer, by Robert Steelquist, is a handsome softcover usefully organized by habitat area. . . . it s a little bit of everything, spotlighting what you ll see most often." The Seattle Times
Robert Steelquist is a native Pacific Northwest naturalist, author, photographer, and environmental educator. He has led nature walks, backpacking trips, river floats, teacher workshops, and archaeology field schools. He lives in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.