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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Guide Book signing on June 10th at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco, Summit County, Colorado.

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The expanded new edition 272- page Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide will be featured at a special evening book signing event on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5 to 8PM at the “Next Page” Book Store on Main Street in Frisco, Colorado. Authors and Publishers Bernie and Linda Nagy will be there to personally sign books during the event. Their latest book recently received several 5 star ratings from top reviewers on Amazon.       Along with the Nagy’s, renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder will be at the book store at the same time to sign his recently published Colorado...

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Wildflower Course at Golden Gate State Park near Golden, Colorado

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Recently I completed my first Colorado Native Plant Society course through the CSU Extension. For three Saturdays a group of approximately 15 of us explored the flora of Golden Gate State Park in Colorado. We hiked along trails as our instructor, Mariska Hamstra, pointed out plants and gave information as to their families, scientific names, characteristics, and ecological connections. Each day we studied approximately 30 plants; so by the end of the course, we learned close to 100 species. On the last day of the class, the beginning of our time was spent with a test. Our instructor walked along...

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Exploring Early Alpine Wildflowers at Mount Evans, CO.

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Recently Bernie and I joined a Colorado Native Plant Society group for an informative outing at Mount Evans. We began our trek at the Mt. Goliath trailhead at 12,100 feet and followed it downward through the Bristlecone area of Mount Evans along the Walter Pesman trail. Many of the flowers we discovered were tiny, ¼ inch or less as our altitude was comparable to northern Canada’s tundra or to the Arctic Circle. We marveled at how these plants grow in such a harsh environment and learned some of their survival secrets. Along the steep rocky trail we spotted the following...

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The High Country Awakens with Colorful Wildflowers

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This week my husband and I drove into Buckskin Gulch in the Mosquito Range of South Park, Colorado. The mountains were still covered with winter’s snows but along the roadside and in the meadows, wildflowers were beginning to add color to the landscape. Sky Pilot, Alpine Sandwort, Alp Lily, Chickweed, Old Man of the Mountain, Alpine Phlox and Wallflower were some of the notable flowers growing among the grasses, rocks and around the Bristlecone Pines at 11,500 feet.        Bristlecone and Wallflowers The Wallflowers especially were putting on a show. Bright yellow clumps were springing up everywhere, but what...

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Spring and Early Summer Flowers, Fairy Slippers, Goldenbanner and White Loco, Put on a Show in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

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      One early-blooming beauty is hard to find and endangered by collectors in the Colorado Rockies. If one has a keen eye and a little luck, he or she just might spot a Fairy Slipper or Calypso Orchid growing in shaded forests among leaf litter on the forest floor. This tiny exotic plant, Calypso bulbosa, is a member of the Orchid Family and has 3 slender pink petal-like sepals, 2 small petals, and one bulb-like petal that forms the slipper shape. A single leaf appears before the blossom appears and remains until the flower goes to seed. Plants grow from...

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