Butte College's Friends of the Refuge would like to purchase field guides, binoculars, and possibly a weed wrench. This is a collaborative page to help collect information on these items. See Help on Editing or Welcome to the Wiki for help.

These are possible choices to include in the itemized section of the funding request:

Field Guides

Books We Want

Books We May Want

  • Handbook of California Birds (Audubon Field Guide) (Paperback)
    • ISBN-10: 0911010165
    • used-very good, starts at $3.50
    • Amazon Product Page — only used from other resellers.
  • Nat. Geo. Birds of N.America
  • Peterson, Mammals of N. America

On the following, the ISBN-10 that Brett provided brought up the Eastern region version, not the West.

  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds—E: Eastern Regions
  • Peterson Field Guide to Animal Tracks: Third Edition (Peterson Field Guides (R))
  • Peterson, Edible wild plants
    • 10:039592622X
    • 13: 978-0395926222
  • A Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants: North America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides (R)) (Paperback)
  • A Field Guide to Insects (Peterson Field Guides (R)) (Paperback)
  • California Insects (California Natural History Guides) (Paperback)


  • Bushnell Powerview 1 Binocular
    • 182 feet at 1,000 yards, 16x magnification. Includes carrying case and strap.
    • List price: $83.95, $51.41 at Amazon Product Page (4 stars).
  • Add another here
    • Information on that product

Weed Wrench

  • www.weedwrench.com

by:Brian C


Jaw Capacity: Up to 2.5" Height: 60 inches Weight: 24 lbs. Price: $189.00 MEDIUM

Jaw Capacity: Up to 2" Height: 53 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs. Price: $155.00 LIGHT

Jaw Capacity: Up to 1.5" Height: 43 inches Weight: 11.5 lbs. Price: $130.00 MINI

Jaw Capacity: Up to 1" Height: 24 inches Weight: 5.25 lbs. Price: $82.00

The strengths of the four Weed Wrench models have been designed and extensively field tested so each model can uproot any plant up to its maximum jaw capacity without breaking. All materials and workmanship are guaranteed for normal usage. There are four ways we know of (explained in the user information sheet supplied with each tool) that an operator can damage the tool but all are easily avoided and all are fixable. In fact, the all-steel construction of Weed Wrench makes any conceivable damage fixable at any welding shop.

Will the Weed Wrench tool work for my job?

Generally, Weed Wrench will uproot any plant if the jaws will fit around the stem, and the tensile strength of the stem exceeds the anchoring strength of the roots.

It will work on virtually all woody plants. Jaw placement is easiest on straight, vertical stems and becomes trickier (but not impossible) on multi-stemmed plants or plants that lay flat against the ground.

It will work on some herbaceous plants if the stem is fibrous and tough enough so the roots pull out before the stem is crushed to the breaking point.

It will work on previously cut off plants when a stub of the original stem is accessible. It will pull wooden tree stakes for re-use. It will not work on soft-stemmed plants. It will not work on plants which grow in a clump like pampas grass.

Following are just some of the plants Weed Wrench has proven effective against: