What’s the Point?
If you want to know about the nature or history you might encounter on a visit to Poo Poo Point, you might peruse some of the following:
Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources information on the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA): http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/ManagedLands/Pages/amp_na_tiger.aspx
Washington Trails Association’s description: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/poo-poo-point#trailhead-map
Bird Web’s “West Cascades Ecoregion” page lists the birds seen there in each month of the year: http://birdweb.org/birdweb/ecoregion/sites/west_cascades/site
PacificNWCompanion’s advice and photos: http://pacificnwcompanion.blogspot.com/2011/06/poo-poo-point-trail-wadventure-trail.html
Washington Native Plant Society’s plant lists, by location, including Tiger Mountain: http://www.wnps.org/plant_lists/counties/king/king_county.html
In the Holman Library main collection (can be checked out):
A Field Guide to Western Birds: 598.2978 P485f 1961
Insects of the Pacific Northwest: 595.7097 H145i 2006
A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians: 598.1097 S811f
In the Holman Library reference collection (in-library use):
Northwest Trees: R 582.1609 A751n 2007
Mountain Plants of the Pacific Northwest: R 581.9795 T245m
Not surprisingly, there are numerous apps and e-books with information on hikes and nature. Free apps that look interesting (but we cannot vouch for them) include TreeBook (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treebook/id340811192?mt=8); Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.labs.merlinbirdid.app&hl=en), and All-Trails Hiking & Biking: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alltrails.alltrails&hl=en.
A few of the e-books available to Green River students and staff are: Trailside botany 101 favorite trees, shrubs & wildflowers of the upper Midwest: (http://www.library.greenriver.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=2999&recCount=50&recPointer=4&bibId=83127); Philip's minerals, rocks & fossils (http://www.library.greenriver.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=3005&recCount=50&recPointer=5&bibId=209060), and Backpacking Washington from volcanic peaks to rainforest valleys (http://www.library.greenriver.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=3021&recCount=50&recPointer=1&bibId=122917)
Enjoy the outdoors and, whether you’re carrying a book or an electronic device, remember to keep it dry.