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Proceeds from the sale of Al's photographs pay for this website.
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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory of Gothic, Colorado.
I deeply appreciate this assistance from RMBL and their assistance
in keeping swcoloradowildflowers.com
on-line for many years into the future when I am no longer able to.
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The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory advances the scientific understanding of nature
that promotes informed stewardship of the Earth.
Founded in 1928 as an independent field station with no institutional affiliation,
the Lab hosts one of the largest gatherings of field biologists from institutions across the world.
Internationally recognized research has been carried out at all levels of organization from gene to ecosystem,
and Lab scientists have produced over several thousand publications.
Paul Ehrlich considers RMBL, "the finest biological research station in the world".
Click for a video about RMBL.
My thanks also to Michelle and Jeff Fink who generously hosted this website for ten years.
And thanks to Steve Sullivan, patient paragon programmer who created
the plant identification searchable database near the top of this page. Click for Steve's great botanical website.
The American Rock Garden Society granted this website the 2021 Edgar T. Wherry Award,
which the Society indicates, "was established in 1973... [and] is given from time to time to a person
who has made an outstanding contribution in the dissemination of botanical and/or horticultural information about native North American plants.
The works must be scientifically sound, but may be written for popular readership and do not have to be specifically about rock garden plants.
Generally, the award recognizes a body of work or a lifetime of literary effort rather than a single work".
This website is updated almost every day.
The site has been visited about 3 million times since its inception in February, 2001.
I hope you enjoy your visit with the plants of the Four Corners states.
Please feel free to contact me with your comments and questions.