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Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains

Edited by Robert Julyan
Edited by Mary Stuever

Each year over 2 million visitors to New Mexico's Sandia Mountains enjoy more than 100 miles of trails, hiking, climbing, running, biking, skiing, and birding, as well as viewing the mountains from hang gliders and hot air balloons. This guide will assist visitors in discovering the diverse natural features of the Sandias.
Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains includes sections on ecology, including weather and fire, geology, flora (grasses, flowers, trees) and fauna (arthropods, reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals), and recreational opportunities. Plant keys and fauna checklists add to the book's features.
Rather than a comprehensive field guide, the selections offer the most commonly encountered species in each category, presenting information on just over 100 species of flowers, for example, among almost 500 species that can be found in the mountains.
A labor of love conceived by the Sandia Ranger District and the New Mexico Friends of the Forest (now known as Friends of the Sandia Mountains), this book is a resource no visitor to the Sandias should be without.


Mary Stuever is the state timber management officer with New Mexico's State Forestry Division. Her syndicated column "The Forester's Log" appears in newspapers in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has published essays in such works as A Mile in Her Boots and served as one of the editors for Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains (UNM Press).

Robert Julyan is the author of numerous travel and New Mexico-related books. He resides in Albuquerque.


" Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains (is) a book which includes everything that you want to know about the Sandia Mountains but don't know who to ask."


Albuquerque The Magazine

". . a labor of love by a variety of folks passionate about the Sandia Mountains. It's not designed as an exaustive reference but to introduce newcomers to what they might see in the Sandias."


Albuquerque Journal

"If you look up a hiking trail, a skiing route, a tree, a flower, a rock or an animal in the Sandias, there are lots of sources. But now for the first time, there is one source for all this and more, titled: " Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains."


The East Mountain Independent, NM

"For anyone hankering to spend serious time in this wilderness, these books are valuable resources."


Arizona Republic

" The Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains has plenty of facts, figures, and technical images. . . Carrying the book with you is like having a knowledgeable, nonintrusive friend along to explain, as you want it, the background of the area's plants, animals, trails, geology, and amusements."


Sandia Lab News, NM

"(An) impressive book. . . The two million visitors to the Sandia Mountains each year will have their experience enhanced with this book."


New Mexico Magazine

"This guide is a wonderful celebration of the Sandia Mountains. If you have not fallen in love with this range you will after delving into this guide."


Gone Fishing

" Field Guide allows readers to experience the flora, fauna, geology, and history--in full color and vast detail--in one affordable, transportable package."


Sandoval Signpost Newsletter, NM

" Field Guide will introduce you to the sights and sounds you may have previously noticed around you."


Voices from the Earth

"This handsome "labor of love" is a great resource, whether you keep it at home to plan expeditions or in the car as a field guide."


Bird Watcher's Digest

6 x 9 in. 272 pages 158 color plates., 56 drawings, 10 maps, 8 charts