Our home bookshelves host at least three different guides to Colorado wildflowers, and this time of year, we use them quite a bit. After just about every evening walk or weekend hike as a family, we come home to research a new plant we saw along the trail. (Click here to read about the peak of the Colorado wildflower season.)
But a friend who was visiting recently asked me about a particular wildflower, and I couldn’t find a photo or description that fit in any of the guidebooks. So I went online and stumbled across a wonderful resource: WildflowersofColorado.com.
The site is a “comprehensive photo collection of wildflowers found in Colorado,” and features some outstanding photography, which helped me identify the flower we were searching for right away.
- Be sure to view the slideshow below for just a sampling of the photos available at WildflowersofColorado.com.
I highly recommend this site to anyone who loves Rocky Mountain wildflowers; bookmark it! (Note: The site does not provide any detailed information about the flowers; it is solely for flower-identification purposes.)
I spoke with the owner of the site, Mary L. Dubler, about the project, and she said the site has been up for nearly two years now. Her hobby of photographing and identifying wildflowers began in the spring of 1995 when she lived in the mountains near Red Feather Lakes. As she accumulated more and more photos, she realized that her collection could be very useful for someone who was trying to identify wildflowers. (It was!)
You can order a CD of Mary’s wildflower photographs (more than 750 photos included, $8 plus shipping and tax) by e-mailing Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary has also written a book for children, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, A Guide for Kids, published by Pronghorn Press. Read more about the book here.
Watch the slideshow below of beautiful Colorado wildflower photos, published here with permission from WildflowersofColorado.com.
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