Although I have mentioned my book project regarding local wildflowers, apparently I neglected to annouce that it was done.
It is available from Blurb, here: Wildflowers of RiverPark.
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There are a couple of minor errors in the book. Specifically, my notes regarding the Eastern Redbud tree state that this tree does not produce legume seed pods. Actually, it does.
Interest in RiverPark is extremely local, people who work at this buisiness park. However, during one of my evening photo sessions at the park, I did encounter a couple people who walk around the park, but do not work there.
For all the people who are employed at RiverPark
who get out and walk around the park.
(You know who you are.)
Flowers are listed first according to color. Each section of the book has the color marked at the top right corner. (White isn’t clearly marked because the page background is typically white.) If you want to look up a particular flower, you can quickly locate the appropriate color-coded section.
Within any section, pertaining to a color, plants are listed more or less alphabetically by the common name (rather than the scientific name). However, the alphabetic rule is not strictly applied. Two different species having a similar appearance may be shown on the same page.
Total disclosure: If anybody buys a copy of this book, $20 goes to Blurb (the printer) and $5 goes to me. The printing fee charged by Blurb is not negotiable (though they do sometimes offer discount coupons). I tacked on just $5 for myself because I could not imagine anyone paying more than $25 for a small book that is just 7 inches square and 80 pages. . . . Checking Blurb just now, it seems their prices have increased by $3, meaning the book is now $27.95.