Wildflowers of Washington’s Cascades and Olympic Mountains is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to 100 carefully selected native flowers. Some shrubs and small trees are included, along with herbs.
Each is illustrated with a gorgeous photo of the flower, and identified with the help of just a few easy-to-understand key characteristics. The range includes Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Rainier National Park, and all the mountains in between.
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Daniel Mathews is a science writer focused on natural history of the Northwest.
He began with the much-loved book, Cascade-Olympic Natural History, later presented a different view of nature from the perspective of airline passengers, and recently made the most of the advantages of new media with a pair of iPhone apps covering more than 700 species of Northwest mountain wildflowers and trees.
He has taught natural history seminars through the North Cascades. He loves backpacking and shooting nature photos, from his home base in Portland, Oregon.