Rocky Mountain Wildflowers — Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide

Roadside Wildflowers of the Great Sand Dunes National Park of Colorado.

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Roadside Wildflowers of the Great Sand Dunes National Park of Colorado.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado has the tallest dunes in North America. from the highway one can see the peaks that are ever-shifting with the wind. Also, in July and August the sunflowers and Rocky Mountain beeplants color the landscape.

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Hikes in Placer Valley, near Alma and in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado by Linda and Bernie Nagy to Identify Wildflowers.

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Hikes in Placer Valley, near Alma and in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado by Linda and Bernie Nagy  to Identify Wildflowers.

In July and August of this year, my husband and I volunteered for the Fairplay Library in Colorado to take groups on wildflower identification and photography hikes. The first hike was up Buckskin Gulch to Kite Lake. Paintbrushes, chiming bells, and mountain parsley were abundant. Around Kite Lake we saw marsh marigolds and alp lilies and many varieties of higher elevation wildflowers.   In August we hosted a group from the Boys and Girls Club. The hike was a path in Placer Valley along the Middle fork of the Platte River. Some stand out wildflowers were sulphur buckwheat, tall chiming...

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Alpine Wildflowers Abound at Mount Evans, CO.

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Alpine Wildflowers Abound at Mount Evans, CO.

Even though wildflowers are blooming about 2 weeks late in the high country of Colorado this year, it appears it’s going to be a great season for viewing the beauties. Recently Bernie and I went to Mount Evans and started our visit at the Dos Chapel Nature Center, that has an alpine flower garden built around it. We were amazed at the number of wildflowers beginning to bloom there. We met a volunteer who enthusiastically pointed out the Goldflower, Sky Pilot, Alpine Avens, Alpine Phlox and Snowball Saxifrage. We showed her our book, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide that included...

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Spring Wildflowers in Arizona’s Catalina State Parks are Getting Better Day by Day.

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Spring Wildflowers in Arizona’s Catalina State Parks are Getting Better Day by Day.

Desert Spring wildflowers in Arizona's Catalina Mountains are filling the hillsides and are getting better day by day. Poppies, lupines, Brittlebushes, Fairy Dusters and more are creating brilliant color displays.

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

Colorado’s wildflower season is starting early this year and there is no better place to see wildflowers than Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado.  

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