Nature guide for the family

“Wild Sierra Nevada: A Family Nature Guide,” by Tahoe Vista resident Joanna Howes and illustrated by Reno’s Alex Bailey, was recently released to foster observation skills and a love of nature in children. Take a walk in the mountains with this companion for outdoor adventures,featuring commonly found natural wonders in their mountain habitat. There is also place-based natural history woven with simple identification keys and insights, organized by trees, wildflowers, shrubs, mammals and birds. Order the book online at bookshop.org. | joannamhowes.com