The Laws Pocket Guide Set: San Francisco Bay Area

The abundance of the Bay Area’s natural life at your fingertips

Created by the author and illustrator of the popular Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, this set of habitat guides makes plant and animal identification fun and easy. The box set contains five user-friendly foldout guides and is small enough to tote along in a pocket, yet durable enough to weather abuse at the bottom of any backpack.

The waterproof and tearproof foldout guides in the set display the plant and animal species commonly found in these San Francisco Bay Area habitats:

  • Beach and on the bay
  • Creek, river, and ponds
  • Grassy hill and field
  • Oak and pine woodland
  • NEW for this edition: backyard and garden birds!

Artfully rendered and designed for convenient use outdoors, whether on a windy day at the beach or a rainy hike in a redwood forest, The Laws Pocket Guides are the perfect companion for any hike, any age group, and any outdoor adventure in the Bay Area.

About the Author

John Muir LawsJohn Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, with degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley; in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a 2010 Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and has received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in environmental education. Visit his website at