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Spot on: Handy field guides to help you identify Colorado's native flora and fauna

Hitting the trails? Use these field guides to help you identify Colorado's rocks, birds, reptiles, trees, wildflowers and more. 

Colorado Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Centennial State by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lyn

Perfect for serious rockhounders and amateur geologists looking to identify the rocks and minerals they find.

The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado by Ted Floyd and Brian E. Small

The newest guide to Colorado’s birds, this book features beautiful photographs and a list of the best places for birding.

The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians by Mary Taylor Young

Start here if you’re looking for more information about the scaly, slimy and slithery animals you might encounter in Colorado.

Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide by Don Mammoser with Stan Tekiela

Our state has some of the most gorgeous wildflowers in the country, and this portable guide is a great resource for all flower-hunters.

Mammals of Colorado Field Guide by Stan Tekiela

This book shows you where, when and how to find and identify the many native mammal species in Colorado.