Cordially Invited: History and Evolution of the Ampersand Club Invitations

  • 2020 ( coming Fall 2020)
  • A limited edition printed in celebration of the Ampersand Club’s 90th anniversary
  • The Ampersand Club prints unique invitations for each of its member meetings. Cordially Invited lists all Ampersand meetings since the thirties and highlights 90 in the invitations in full color. Printed as a keepsake for members with fewer than 50 available for sale

Available from the Rulon-Miller Books

Minnesota’s Natural Heritage – Second Edition

  • 2020 ( coming Fall 2020)
  • A completely updated and revised edition of John Tester’s 1995 Classic

Minnesota’s Natural Heritage covers all the biomes and major habitat types found in the state. They authors highlight the changes of the last 25 years from agriculture and urbanization. The cover the habitat improvements and efforts to protect this unique natural heritage.

Available from the University of Minnesota Press

Three Blades of Grass

  • 2019
  • Limited edition fine press collection of haiku

This chap book is a collection of prairie haiku written by John over a number of years. The book is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. The cover is letterpress printed.

Available from John for $20.00 including postage. Contact through the contact page.

Turtles in Three Lines

  • 2019
  • Limited edition fine press collection of haiku

This chap book is a collection of turtle haiku written by John over a number of years. The book is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. The cover is letterpress printed.

Available from John for $20.00 including postage. Contact through the contact page.

A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities

  • 2018
  • An illustrated guide to the natural habitats and rich diversity of wildlife in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area

John J. Moriarty is a congenial expert on the remarkable diversity of plants and animals in the region’s habitats, from prairies and savannas to woods and wetlands, to fens and bogs, lakes and rivers, and urban and suburban spots. Featuring remarkable photographs, maps, and commentary on natural history, this field guide invites readers to investigate the Twin Cities’ wildlife.

Available from the University of Minnesota Press

Cover of "Amphibians and Reptiles of Minnesota"

Amphibians and Reptiles of Minnesota

  •  2014    
  • A completely updated field guide to the amphibians and reptiles found in Minnesota

Amateur and professional alike will find this book a comprehensive source and a user-friendly guide, invaluable for discovering, identifying, and learning about any of Minnesota’s fifty-three amphibian and reptile species from the common American Toad to the little seen Western Ratsnake. This handbook takes readers through the steps for studying these species in the field.

Available from the University of Minnesota Press

Walter J. Breckenridge – My Life in Natural History

  • 2009
  • W.J. Breckenridge’s Autobiography

Walter J. Breckenridge – My Life in Natural History is the autobiography of one of Minnesota’s best known natural historian and wildlife artist. Edited by Barbara Breckenridge Franklin and John J. Moriarty. Includes a bibliography of Breck’s publications compiled by Moriarty.

Available from the Bell Museum Shop

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles: A Fifty Year History 1958 to 2007

  • 2007
  • History of SSAR including meetings, publications, officers, and other important events.

The History of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles covers 1957 to 2007. The beginnings of the society, as the Ohio Herp Society, by a group of teenagers lead by Kraig Adler and David Dennis lead to the largest herpetological society in the world. The history includes lists of all the societies publications, officers, committees, and meeting locations. Illustrated by historical photos of meetings and members.

Available from the SSAR Bookstore

A Guide to Birding in Ramsey County

  • 2006
  • list of 25 locations in Ramsey County

A Guide to Birding Ramsey County is a guide to 25 locations to see birds in area parks. Each location has a map with habitats, parking info, and common birds. The guide also includes a checklist of birds of the county.

Available from used book dealers

Turtles and Turtle Watching for the North Central States

  • 2004
  • A guide to the 13 species of turtles found in the region

Turtles and Turtle Watching for the North Central States is a guide to the 13 species of turtles found in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The includes viewing hints, natural history, distribution, and conservation information

Available from Minnesota’s Bookstore

State and Provincial Amphibian and Reptile Publications for the United States and Canada

  • 2000
  • Listing of state and provincial herpetology books

State and Provincial Amphibian and Reptile Publications for the United States and Canada is a listing of 835 regional and state level reptile and amphibian publications sorted by state and province from 1845 to 1999.

Available from the SSAR Bookstore

Minnesota’s Amphibians and Reptiles: Their Conservation and Status

  • 1997
  • Proceedings of Minnesota Amphibian and Reptile Symposium

Minnesota’s Amphibians and Reptiles – Their Conservation and Status: Proceedings of Symposium is a collections of Papers of a meeting held at the Bell Museum

Available from used book dealers

Guide to Spring Wildflower Areas

  • 1996
  • wildflower guide to the 9 county region

The Guide to Spring Wildflower Areas is a collection of 42 sites across 9 counties where spring wildflowers can be viewed. Includes a list of common wildflowers and their flowering times.

Available from used book dealers

Amphibians & Reptiles Native to Minnesota

  • 1994
  • The only guide to amphibians and reptiles of the Upper Midwest – includes maps and aids to identification for the amateur.

This guide to the 48 species of amphibians and reptiles native to Minnesota is perfect for the amateur herpetologist, specialist, and curious observer. Topics include the preferred habitats of this group of species; techniques for observing, studying, and photographing them; and a timely discussion of their conservation needs. This complete, up-to-date information is not found in any other book. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs.

Available from the University of Minnesota Press