Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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):
Washington Trails Association’s description:
Bird Web’s “West Cascades Ecoregion” page lists the birds seen there in each month of the year:
Washington Native Plant Society’s plant lists, by location, including Tiger Mountain:

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 (; Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID (, and  All-Trails Hiking & Biking:
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: (; Philip's minerals, rocks & fossils (, and Backpacking Washington from volcanic peaks to rainforest valleys ( 

Enjoy the outdoors and, whether you’re carrying a book or an electronic device, remember to keep it dry.

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