The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida

“An excellent account of the ecology of the trees, shrubs, and woody vines of northern Florida. The information is based on a lifetime of experience studying Florida’s woody plants and will be useful to foresters, biologists, students of the natural sciences, and anyone interested in the biota of the region.”—Walter Judd, author of Plant Systematics: A … Continue reading The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida

The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition:   “The conception of the simple sea cow is being turned on its head by the recent work of Roger L. Reep. . . . Where earlier scientists saw in the manatee’s brain the evidence of deficient intelligence, Dr. Reep sees evolution’s shaping of an animal perfectly adapted to its environment.”—New York … Continue reading The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

The Art of Birds

Captivating views of birdlife “The Art of Birds matches deeply evocative photographs to the best observations of Florida birdlife from past centuries. The book left me with a fresh desire to explore our parks and public lands anew, to feel how wild birds make the place.”—Eric Draper, director, Florida State Parks “Stunning; brilliant! The Art of Birds is … Continue reading The Art of Birds

The Palmetto Book

The natural and cultural history of an iconic plant   “To be in palmetto hammocks, coastal marshes, swamp forests, wet prairies, or revegetating cane breaks with Jono Miller is to walk into a world of wonder. His exuberance, intelligence, humor, and wisdom are as wild and awesome as the cabbage palm itself. If palmettos could talk, they … Continue reading The Palmetto Book

Florida Scrub-Jay

A portrait of a species on the brink “I loved this book. It’s the extraordinary story of an extraordinary bird. Walters has written a powerful and poignant ode to the jay itself and the scrub it depends on—a subtle but beguiling habitat that’s vanishing rapidly, stolen by development, mining, and citrus groves—and also to the remarkable … Continue reading Florida Scrub-Jay

The Gulf South

“An absolutely necessary anthology about the relationship between people and the world around them in this blessed and haunted region.”—From the foreword by Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?   “From lyrical descriptions of ecosystems still largely whole to disturbing accounts of political and … Continue reading The Gulf South

The Wilder Heart of Florida

Launch Event: March 2, 6:30 p.m. Join Jack E. Davis and Leslie K. Poole, editors of The Wilder Heart of Florida, along with contributing writers Gianna Russo and Mark Walters, for a virtual launch event hosted by Tombolo Books. To register, click here. Fall under the spell of Florida’s natural environment “The essays and poetry in The … Continue reading The Wilder Heart of Florida

Illustrated Plants of Florida and the Coastal Plain

“Significant. Provides illustrations of many plants in Florida and the southeastern United States, which are unique, novel, and generally not available for most of the species.”—Alan R. Franck, coauthor of Flora of Florida, Volume VII “A wonderful field guide to Florida plants for newcomers and longtime residents alike.”—Patti J. Anderson, botanist, Florida Department of Agriculture and … Continue reading Illustrated Plants of Florida and the Coastal Plain