The Sierra Foothills Nature Guide is the fourth edition of the Sierra College Nature Trail Guide. While compiled for our trail, it is also a comprehensive guide to the biology and ecology of all the Sierra Nevada foothills.
The Sierra College Nature Trail was designed and constructed by members of the Sierra College Science Club and their faculty advisors in the 1960s. As knowledge of the Nature Trail area has expanded, the guide has grown as well. The newest edition of the guide is beautifully illustrated by artists Sarah Tomich, Ken Kirkland and Heather Mehl. It includes detailed drawings and descriptions of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians common to the foothill regions of California.
Faculty advisor Shawna Martinez said, “The publication of this Nature Guide would not have been possible without the efforts of many students and staff members. Each person involved has left a piece of themselves within the pages of the book.”
The Sierra College Natural History Museum and the Associated Students of Sierra College provided funding for the publication of this sturdy, wire bound publication. The book is available for $12.95 from Science Club members, Shawna Martinez, Sierra College Natural History Museum events, the Sierra College Bookstore, and other selected bookstores. Profits from the book will benefit the Sierra College Science Club.