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Peg's artwork has appeared in the following publications

California Plant Families book by Peg SteunenbergCalifornia Plant Families
West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts

Glenn Keator
Illustrations by Margaret J. Steunenberg

California is a varied state noted for its diverse topography, geology, plant communities, and native plants. Of the 173 or so native and naturalized vascular plant families, there are in excess of 5,800 species, around 1,000 of them introduced from other parts of the world. That is an impressive figure for an area our size.

Today's Botanical Artists Today's Botanical Artists
Cora B. Marcus (Author), Libby Kyer (Author)

Those who garden, love nature, collect, or decorate will find much to enjoy in this collection of 65 artists presenting 220 gorgeous drawings and paintings that bring modern techniques and a contemporary eye to this venerable tradition. Artist background, contact information and art values create easy access to this expanding field and make it possible to become not only a fan, but a patron of this newly flourishing artistic domain.

Hardback, Size: 11 X 8.5 inches, 160 pages

Plants of the East Bay Parks
Plants of the East Bay Parks
Glenn Keator (Author), Peg Steunenberg (Author),
Susan Bazell (Illustrator)

The regional park wildlands reflect the plant communities of the Bay Area: They contain a diverse mixture of native and non-native trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial herbaceous plants. Although the flora has changed considerably as a result of non-native plant introductions and increased urbanization, numerous native plants remain. Land use and vegetation changes over the past two centuries have irreversibly altered the landscape, making it necessary to use management techniques to maintain an ecological balance between native and non-native vegetation and to achieve wildland fire safety objectives.

Paperback, Size: 5.8 x 8.8 x 1 inches

Bay Nature Magazine
Bay Nature

Bay Nature is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the intelligent and joyful exploration of the natural places, plants, and wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area. It contains writing, photography, art, and cartography about the natural history of the land and waters of the nine counties ringing the Bay, as well as significant nearby areas (such as the Delta and Monterey Bay).

Neither scientific journal nor travel guide, Bay Nature's aim is to foster a deeper connection between the Bay Area's residents and our surrounding landscapes. We do this by examining local nature from a variety of angles and in a wide range of voices, in a manner that is both accessible and intelligent, serious and playful. We see Bay Nature as a forum that brings together the local environmental, literary, artistic, and political communities, and serves the shared goal of conserving and restoring our natural heritage.