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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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Green Mountain Park, a Hidden Gem near Denver, Colorado Offers Great Wildflower Viewing and Hiking and Biking Trails by Early Summer.

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Green Mountain is where the Great Plains meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Hayden Green Mountain Park in Lakewood has wildflower-lined bike and hiking trails and open meadows filled with flowers. There are also spectacular views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Only twenty minutes from Denver, this large park has over 2,400 acres to explore.  Last year in mid-June I took a Native Plant Master Course at the park. Our group learned common names, scientific names, family names, environmental relationships and uses for 40 to 50 plants.    Some of the stand out flowers from these field trips...

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Colorado Author, Linda Nagy, Earns Colorado Flora Certificate.

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In December 2015, Linda Nagy received her Colorado Flora Certificate. “While I was researching and writing Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide in 2013, I joined the Colorado Native Plant Society and began taking their scientific courses to increase my knowledge of the wildflower flora in Colorado. The Colorado Native Plant Society has excellent resources, data bases, and knowledgeable teachers to provide information on Colorado’s more than 2500 different plant species,” said Linda. In 2013, Linda began taking courses both indoors in classrooms and outdoors on nature trails and completed her work in 2015.      To earn the certificate it is necessary to...

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South Park, Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain, a Treasure Trove for Nature Lovers.

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South Park, Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain, a Treasure Trove for Nature Lovers.

      Pennsylvania Mountain, located in the scenic Mosquito Mountain Range, is only short drive from Fairplay. By traveling north on Hwy 9, continuing on County Rd. 14 and on up Mountain View Drive where it dead ends, one arrives at the trail head. From here at 13,006, Pennsylvania Mountain offers  spectacular 360 degree views. The easy to moderate hiking trail leads through a 500+ acre natural area with public land on three sides and the remnants of high altitude gold mining operations in the not far away.  At first one hikes along a well-established trail lined with fir trees...

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