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Advocate Tree

With ‘The Advocate Tree’, a first growth Coast Redwood in Nisene Marks State Park

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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In the process of taking the Slim False Solomon Seal shot that appears on page 25 of ‘In The Company of Redwoods’