Willow – Bends But Doesn’t Break – Represents Adaptability

California Buckeye – A Toxic Native

A.R. Valentien

California Oak Trees & Acorns – History, Processing, and Eating

Mugwort – Dream Plant with a Long History


Bird’s Nest Fungi


Bird’s Nest Fungi



Click here to help with plant identification

*Those with the correct plant, animal, and insect identifications will be listed in movie credits.


California Native Plant Society

BONAP’s Plant Atlas – Oaks – Quercus (distribution maps)

Galls of California – iNaturalist.org

Native Trees of Nevada County – LocalWiki

Plants Database – US  Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants

Wikipedia – California Floristic Province

Wikipedia – Logging in the Sierra Nevada

Wikipedia – List of California Native Plants

Wikipedia – Flora of the Sierra Nevada alpine zone

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