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Discover the natural wonders of the area with Viva Natura Field Guide!

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Saying Punta Mita has a wonderful natural richness is an understatement. We all know this paradise on earth showcases the best of nature in a single place: beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, marvelous underwater scenarios and blue skies all year around. But another important piece in Punta Mita’s natural beauty is the wide variety of its exotic fauna, and this was the main aspect that inspired Petr Myska to create the Viva Natura Field Guide.

Captura de pantalla 2014-02-11 a la(s) 13.50.03Petr Myska is a zoologist, conservationist and photographer from Czech Republic living in Puerto Vallarta. Besides — he is an amazing photographer, and of course he couldn’t have chosen a better place to live and enjoy his passion for nature.

Petr created the Fieldguide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico few years ago and last week he presented the updated and extended – with 300 pages, featuring 230 species of local fauna and 440 color photographs. This is the first publication of its kind written about the fauna of this region.

This field guide is wonderful for identifying the amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that live in the area. It is super easy to use and completely bilingual. All images in the book were taken by Petr himself with few exceptions, he captured the animals in their natural habitat. Being a zoologist, he was able to create a detailed description for each species, featuring its characteristics, habits, diet, habitat, etc.

The book itself is very interesting, but it has an extra bonus: a companion website with additional information, photos and videos.

This new edition of the Viva Natura Field Guide was produced with the collaboration of CONABIO (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of the Biodiversity), the Banderas Bay Initiative NPO and our local friends from the Punta de Mita Foundation.

Viva Natura Field Guide is a great addition to any book collection for all Punta Mita and Riviera Nayarit homes and you can get it now, at the Punta de Mita Foundation office in town.

If you want to see a little bit more about Petr’s work click here.