Field Guides

Here is the ever-expanding list of the field guides I use:

Wildflowers of the Narrandera and Cocoparra Ranges – Eric Whiting

‘Bidgee Bush: An identification guide to common native plant species of the South Western Slopes of New South Wales – Karen Walker, Geoff Burrows and Lynne McMahon

Grassland Flora: a field guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW & ACT) – David Eddy, Dave Mallinson, Rainer Rehwinkel and Sarah Sharp

Field guide to Eucalypts, volume one: south-eastern Australia (3rd edition) – M. I. H. Brooker & D. A. Kleinig.

Weeds of the Riverina

Weeds of the Goulburn Broken: A Field Guide to Terrestrial and Aquatic Weeds (3rd edition)

Recognising Water Weeds: Plant Identification Guide – NSW Department of Industry and Investment (available online here)

Mosses of Dry Forests in South-Eastern Australia – Cassia Read and Bernard Slattery



Tracks, Scats and Other Traces: A Guide to Australian Mammals (revised edition) – Barbara Triggs

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia – Peter Menkhorst & Frank Knight


Field Guide to the Birds of Australia (7th edition) – Simpson and Day

Bringing Back Birds: A Glovebox Guide – Greening Australia



Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment – Damien Michael and David Lindenmayer


Frogs: A glovebox guide (the highlands, tablelands, and slopes of southern and central New South Wales) – David Hunter

A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia: From Port Augusta to Fraser Island including Tasmania – Martyn Robinson


Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Plants – David L. Jones, W. Rodger Elliot, and Sandra R. Jones

Spider Watch: A Guide to Australian Spiders – Bert Brunet

The Waterbug Book – John Gooderham and Edward Tsyrlin

A Field Guide to Insects in Australia (3rd edition) – Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey


And much credit goes to the internet, and the very helpful resources thereon.