My interest in wild plants began 25 years ago when I fell in love with wild flowers. I loved to draw these delicate beauties, and naturally, I eventually became curious as to their names. As I began to study field guides, and learn more about these sources of delight, I began to realize that many of them were not as humble as they seemed; in fact,most were quite unique, and significant in their own way, and my thirst for learning more about them was born.
Since then, I have continued in my love for nature, and have become somewhat of an amateur naturalist. In particular, I have studied the flora and fauna of Fish Creek, an outlet of Saratoga Lake, for 15 years, and have written and illustrated over two dozen journals about this beautiful waterway.
I have written, illustrated, and photograped what I found there, and it has only served to ignite my curiosity about the natural world, all the more.
About ten years ago I began to become interested in wild medicinal plants. This blog is my effort to share with others some of the exciting things that I am learning about.