The idea for this fieldbook was born in 1993, while hand coloring copies of a fireweed plant with my kids around the kitchen table in a cabin at Lake Tahoe. Soon I incorporated this exercise on field trips with my Biology students. In 2010, I retired after 34 years of classroom biology teaching. A couple of years later after carrying the idea in my mind on hundreds of hikes with my kids and students, I was finally able to do the research, photography and writing required to create this book. It has been my life long goal to strengthen the human connection with nature.
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