Now Available: Mendonoma Sightings, The Book

Mendonoma_Sightings_Throughout_The_Year_coverWhat you have in the 270 pages of Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year is the essence of the most popular nature column on the Mendocino/Sonoma Coast—Jeanne Jackson’s Mendonoma Sightings.

It is also the essence of the Coast itself, a magical environment filled with hawks and whales and cougars and butterflies, giant redwoods and tiny forest orchids. All in place where the land meets the Pacific Ocean. All changing, sometimes subtly, sometimes spectacularly, from month to month, season to season.

Now in its eighth year in the Independent Coast Observer (the “ICO” to one and all), Jeanne’s column fills at least a page each week. It isn’t enough, either, for its fans or its contributors. To accommodate contributions by her private army of observers, Jeanne established the blog you see here for photos and sightings. Still not enough. Why? Because living on the Mendonoma Coast means seeing and hearing and sharing the endless display of nature at its most vivid.

And so, it is time for this book, structured as we experience the world it covers month by month. Here you will find:

  • More than 250 full color photos
  • First-hand accounts of wildlife encounters
  • Fun facts about owls and ospreys, mushrooms and mountain lions, orcas and river otters, fogbows and Fata Morganas, and more
  • Links to specialized nature websites
  • Pointers to local trails and hidden view spots
  • The scientific and common names of plants and animals
  • Maps of the Mendonoma Coast

Whether you are a visitor to this beautiful place, or someone privileged to live here, this book has an enchanting treat for you. Pick a month—perhaps this month, or one that lingers in memory, or one to which you are looking forward. Find it in these pages. Settle into what it has to tell you about the time you’ve chosen on the wild and exciting northern California Coast. And you are there.

You can order a copy online! Fill in the space below if you'd like a custom inscription, then click "Add to Cart." The cost is $34.95 plus tax, if applicable. Shipping is free!

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4 thoughts on “Now Available: Mendonoma Sightings, The Book

  1. Kirsten Lenzing

    Dear Jeanne,
    we are a couple from Germany and we love Northern California and so we are happy readers of your Menonoma Sightings newsletter. Every morning we´re waiting for it to appear in our mail account!
    We will fly to San Francisco next time on Dec., 15 and will spend two weeks in "Mendonoma". Where can we buy your book, when we are there?
    Best wishes
    Kirsten Lenzing

  2. Jeanne Jackson

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    Thank you for writing, Kristen! I am very happy you are enjoying my posts. It's a joy to be able to share the beauty of this coast. When you are here in December you can purchase my book at the Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore in Gualala. I would be happy to meet you there and personally inscribe it for you. Or if you are up in the town of Mendocino you can purchase one at Gallery Books. They have signed copies. Best, Jeanne


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