Wildflower Guides for the Byway

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Wildflower Guides for the Byway

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) emerging from the shale escarpment along the Mohawk River. Photo (c) David H. Behm 2011.

David Behm, a Clifton Park botanist, has created a Wildflower Guide for Mohawk Landing, and previously for Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve.  This is an incredible resource for the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway interpretative efforts on the natural resources along the Byway.   “He truly brings to life the plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees along the way through identification and photography,” agrees Jennifer Vigianni, Clifton Park’s Open Space Coordinator.

These field Guides offer a month-by-month listing (March through October) of blooming wildflowers in their order of appearance and a listing of the trails along which each species is located.  It includes a description of 230 species, each illustrated with a full color photograph.  The FREE and downloadable field guide also contains a table of contents, trail map and a list of technical references for more information.  Chick these resources out and carry it with you next time you venture out on the trails along the Byway.

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