Wooden Shoes: Travel Insight

Like the windmill, the wooden shoe is symbolic of the Netherlands (link) but they have seemed pretty awkward to me. I’ve tried on wooden shoes and didn’t like the stiffness and was jarred by the hard shoe when it hit the pavement. So I relegated wooden shoes to...

Botany Rules, All About Plant Names

“Botany Rules” available! I combined the first six posts on how to use common and scientific plant names from my blog (khkeeler.blogspot.com) as a pamphlet. It is now available as a free download. Just click on the link. Go to Botany Rules Download.  ...

Buy Foothills Trail Plants online

Buy an electronic copy of Notable Plants of the Foothills Nature Trail. Download onto your computer or phone. $3.50 Below Note: the pamphlet is intended as 1/4 of a standard piece of paper, back to back, so it may be tricky if you want to print a copy. ALL profits to...

Big Sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata

New video featuring big sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata, icon of western grasslands.   Link to video A Wandering Botanist: Big Sagebrush Karen Fournier of Starstream Productions filmed it with and for me. The link will show it to you on Vimeo....

Soapweed Yucca

Here is a link to a video about one of my favorite plants, Yucca glauca, called soapweed yucca or small soapweed. It’s a conspicuous plant of the plains, slow-growing and tenacious, with pretty white flowers and a famous relationship with the yucca moth,...