Books are available for purchase at the nursery – 157 Warran Rd, Yaroomba QLd or by phone with pick up at the nursery on (07) 5473 9322

$5 – “Our Locals are Beauties” is colourful reference booklet, bursting with photos of native trees, palms, vines and shrubs all tagged with easy-to-read icons identifying the plant’s size, type and environmental benefits. A section is also on the most common weeds here on the coast and their possible replacement with natives. Great to use on a walk and to learn more about the beautiful natives around us!

$75 Third Edition “Mangroves To Mountains” is a 576-page full colour field guide, ideal for identifying the native plants of south-east Queensland and northern NSW and is the most comprehensive for the region. But the area of coverage extends further north and south because many of the plant species covered are not just limited to south-east Queensland. This edition updates and extends the previous “revised edition” which was originally published in 2008. It is completely revised with updated plant names, over 250 additional species, and rewritten and expanded plant descriptions incorporating more detail in many cases.

$45 – This is an informative and well produced book describing native plants endemic to Noosa Shire, but it is also relevant to the broader south-east Queensland region. The Noosa area is home to many different plant communities. This book is divided into ten broad vegetation categories and includes about 500 of the better-known plants. Each chapter begins with a short description of a plant community and where to find examples of this community within the Noosa Area. Plants are arranged alphabetically within the chapters using botanical names, but with the common names included.

$45 – 242 full size images of weeds and 20 of the most invasive weed grasses of the Sunshine Coast. Many are also common to Cooloola, Fraser Island and South-East Qld. Methods of weed control and disposal are described. Written by Joan Heavey and Sonia MacDonald.

$40 – This book is intended as a starting point in the study of sedges, rushes and restiads, and is a sister book to Grasses, above.

$40 – 140 pages featuring 63 native and 45 introduced grass species. Each species has an attractive glossy photograph, making identification easier. Due to the authors and publishers practical experiences, they have included other topics, eg. ‘The Healers’ (plants used for land rehabilitation), ‘The Invaders’, ‘Pasture Grasses’ and ‘Landscaping’.

$50 – An enlarged and revised Field Guide/key to the identification of rainforest trees and shrubs, from Rockhampton Qld and down through the States of NSW and Victoria. “Rainforest Trees and Shrubs” includes descriptions of 850 species (an increase of 309 from the earlier ‘Red Book’), each with leaf and fruit drawings. Second Edition now available.

$40 – A field guide to the rainforest climbers of Victoria, NSW and Queensland using vegetative characters. Concentrating in species in vine thickets, the drier inland extensions of rainforests. New edition: More marginal, early pioneer and ‘gap’ species. This latest edition runs to 192 A4 size pages. Botanical names of previously unnamed species (now formally named). New species “with “phrase names” awaiting scientific description

$33 – Whether biting ants, brilliantly coloured birds, or tiny marsupial mice, this guide contains many creatures you’re likely to find while living in Brisbane. This new edition of one of Australia’s most successful wildlife guides features 100 extra pages of easy-to-read information and hundreds of brilliant, new full colour photographs. It describes the animals most likely to be encountered by residents and naturalists alike, and is a must-have book for anyone who cares about our wildlife.

$20Descriptions and photographs of 235 native plants of Bribie Island and coastal areas of Moreton Bay Region, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in South-east Queensland, AUSTRALIA.

$30 – Illustrated reference book, enables you to discover Australian botany and where native plants’ scientific names derive from. Immerse yourself in the world of Australian botany and have fun!

$35 – The Australian Native Bee Book is a multi award winning and bestselling guide to keeping Australian native stingless bees. This book is a complete easy guide to keeping and caring for Australian native stingless bees. Richly illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and charts to increase accessibility and aid your learning. Multi-award winner: – Gold Medal Winner Apimondia World Beekeeping Award (2017) – Winner of Australian Book Industry Award (2017) – Winner of Whitley Award for Australasian Zoological Literature (2016)

$30 – Photographic guide of the snakes on the Sunshine Coast. Discover their common and scientific name with an explanation on their identification, behaviour, habitat and range and their status so you know what beautiful snakes you have living on your property! Snakes of the Sunshine Coast Region A Photographic Guide is A5 size 220x148mm and 124 pages with over 140 full colour, half to full page photographs of every species of snake that you would be likely to encounter here on the coast including sea snakes and legless lizards which may be mistaken for snakes

$35 – Photographic guide of the frogs on the Sunshine Coast. Clear and helpful visual aids and explanation on the tiny critters which are essentials in our natural ecosystem. A Photographic Guide is A5 size 220x148mm and 144 pages with 165 full colours, half to full page photographs of every species of frog that you would be likely to encounter here on the coast including a few extra-limital species. Information including descriptions, habitat, behaviour and conservation status for every species is included.

$30 – It’s an identification book with an emphasis on the photography, showing as many different forms and colour variations as possible in large easy to see photos depicting the typical ID features where practical. Snakes of the Sunshine Coast Region A Photographic Guide is A5 size 220x148mm and 154 pages with over 145 full colour, half to full page photographs of every species of lizard that you would be likely to encounter here on the coast including legless lizards and snake-like skinks which may be mistaken for snakes. Split up into five groups, the geckos, legless lizards, skinks, dragons and monitor lizards. Information including descriptions, habitat, behaviour and conservation status for every species is included. I have designed simple keys in the form of a flow chart to enable easier and quicker identification.

$35 – Helen Schwencke and Dick Copeman take the reader on an exciting journey into the world of small creatures. Based on both academic and citizen science, eminently readable and beautifully illustrated, their text also provides practical advice on designing your garden and sourcing plants for it, so that you too can join them in Inviting Nature to Dinner.

$42 – For the first time the development of the Sunshine Coast, including Noosa, is followed through six decades of ongoing population growth. Campaigns to preserve natural areas have at times been intense and, as the title suggests, the pieces have been put in place with concerted efforts over time by ordinary people with great commitment. Written for a wide audience, this compelling and well-researched book is fully illustrated with significant aerial and other photographs. Elaine Green is a former Maroochy Shire Councillor and long-term environmental advocate. Her inspiration for the book arose from delving into the yellowing archives of Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland branch

$12 – It identifies the many spiders that are encountered in homes, gardens and bushland in the Greater Brisbane region. Colour photo of each specimen is shown together identification, habitat etc. An index of common and scientific names is included. Very good pocket size publication.

$12 – A guide to more than 350 species of ants. Each species account has some, or all, of the following sections: Identification / Habitat and Range / Nest / Comments and Similar Species A very handy and useful publication that will help readers identify some off the common species found in Brisbane.

$12 – The colour photos of 41 species will assist in comparing the colour pattern and build in identifying the specimens. In addition to the identification, the distribution, habitat, danger, diet, reproduction, comments and similar species factors are shown. 2007, Pocket size 10.5 x 14.5cm. 68pp, 95 colour photos + line drawings.