After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America by E.C. Pielou. The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today”. Offers a chance to travel through 20,000 years of environmental change from varied…

British Columbia: A Natural History by R.J. and S.G. Cannings. 2004. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre

British Columbia Nature Guide. McCloskey & Kennedy. Lone Pine Publishing ISBN978-1-55105-853-5. 2010

Land Snails of British Columbia by Robert G. Forsyth ISBN 978-0-7726-5218-8 2005 Royal BC Museum Handbook Series

Measure of the Year: Reflections on Home, Family, and a Life Fully Lived by Roderick Haig-Brown and forward by Brian Brett 2011. Roderick L. Haig-Brown welcomes us onto his lush farm for a year of insights and observations. In this eloquently written account, Haig-Brown, his wife Ann and their four children tour us through each season, and teach us the ways in which the Earth governs the events in our lives. Haig-Brown observes salmon, blue grouse, blacktail deer and robins, with a soft eye and gentle appreciation for their trials. He discerns how the weather interacts with the land, and how the land interacts with our attempts at civilization.

Nature Guide to the Victoria Region. edited by Ann Nightingale and Claudia Copley ISBN 978-0-7726-6575-12012 Royal BC Museum Press and Victoria Natural History Society 2012

The Victoria region is a natural wonderland—one of the most biologically rich areas of the country, with many plants and animals found nowhere else in Canada. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned naturalist, a visitor or a resident, this book will give you the knowledge you need to get the most out of your explorations of southeastern Vancouver Island. Ten local experts have contributed their knowledge about all things natural in this region, from mushrooms and dragonflies to owls and whales. They describe the species most likely to be seen here, and direct you to the best places to see them.

Nature Viewing Sites in the Comox Valley and Environs by Comox Valley Naturalist Society 1997

Texada Tapestry: A History by Heather Harbord. Harbour Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-1-55017-537-0 Chapter 1: Natural History and First Nations, includes sections on Geology, Climate, Stickleback Pairs, Endangered Turtles, Birds, Mammals, Parks, First Nations. Other chapters cover the prospecting and mining of iron, gold, copper, marble and lime.

Where to See Wildlife on Vancouver Island by Kim Goldberg 1997

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