A Quick & EZ Guide to Finding and Identifying Native Plant Species.
1. Possess Good Plant Identification Books for the region of your travels.
2. Ignore Silly Signs that warn of impending risk.
4. Confidently Reassure Family Members who may begin to worry as the road steepens, crossing streams, and rapidly deteriorates. Wonder (but never out loud) if we'll be able to turn this all around when the road ends at the Wilderness boundary?
5. Set-up a Identification Field Laboratory.
Insure it has good lighting, while still suitable for sore-foot soaking and cold-beer drinking.
Photos Courtesy of Lisa Bourey