Use “Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed” To Identify Plants Without Leaving Your Car

What’s a road trip without checking out the scenery? Chris Helzer, aka The Prairie Ecologist, has put together a new guide for those who want to know a little bit more about the wildflowers they see along the roadside but don’t want to leave their moving vehicles.

According to Chris: “If you’re a fan of wildflowers, I’m sure you’ve noticed the same thing I have – all the field guides out there have one massive flaw. They’re designed for people who are slowly ambling about in prairies and other natural areas with nothing better to do than stop and stare closely at the minute details of flowers.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with kneeling down and staring closely at wildflowers. I mean, we should all be so lucky to have the free time and – apparently – lack of responsibility to spend our days wandering around in fields of blossoms. I’m sure at least some people who do that are perfectly nice, and probably not at all dangerous.

But what about the silent majority who prefer to experience wildflowers the way General Motors intended – by whizzing past them in a fast, comfortable automobile? How are nature-loving-from-a-distance drivers supposed to learn the names and habits of the wildflowers as they speed blissfully past them at 65 (85?) miles per hour?

Well, at long last, I have bravely stepped into the void to create the wildflower guide that has been missing for as long as field guides and automobiles have awkwardly co-existed on this earth. Today, I am introducing my new book, “A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed“. This free, self-published eBook is available right now.”

More: Chris Helzer h/t: colossal

Photo above: “Few wildflowers have orange blossoms, so butterfly milkweed stands out among its peers along the roadside. Just look for the striking orange streaks of color as you pass by. In addition, the contrast between its dark rich green leaves and bright orange above makes identification easy.

There are a few species of tall orange lilies that can somewhat resemble butterfly milkweed, but they are much less common and the contrast between orange and green is not as distinct.”

(Visited 1 times, 2 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Brand New Dewar's Street T-Shirt Collection
The Superb Atmospheric And Poetic Black & White Photo Artworks Of Gabriel Guerrero Caroca
Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest
The Deserts Of Argentina Take On A Starring Role In This Photographer’s Breathtaking Milky Way Shots
Photographer Captures Abandoned Second World War Fortifications Slowly Being Reclaimed By Nature
Christine Osinski’s Photographs Of Staten Island’s Overlooked New Yorkers In 1980s
“One Life, One Encounter”: Cinematic Street Photography Of Japan By Jack Rangooni
"Flower Power": The Superb Floral Photography and Collages by Ashley Marie
Close-Up Cuisine
No More Nightmares: Kids Show Monsters who’s Boss!
Youth Gone Wild: Stunning Photos Of The Russian Underground Dance Culture
"Return To Magenta": Photographer Xavier Portela Captures Asia In A Neon Pink Glow
"Float Around": Photos From Nirvana’s Underwater "Nevermind" Shoot
A Small Town In Siberia Keeps It's Own Secrets At Night In Surreal Photographs By Vlad Tretiak
Fascinating Color Photographs That Capture Boston Youth Fashion In The Early 1970s
Giant Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Fascinating Photos of Chicago’s Tri-Taylor Neighborhood From 1971
Tattoo Exhibition in Caracas, Veenzuela
Romanian Photographer Captured Mesmerizing Images Of Bucharest Right After A Night Of Freezing Rain
The City that Builts into the Rock
Alexander Wang Photoshoot Campaign With Celebrities
Stunning Chinese Urban Nightscapes By Mark Horn
We’re No Angels, But We’re Still Wonderful
Breathtaking Aerial Shots Of Barcelona, Revealing The City's Symmetry
Here Are The 30 Best Photos That NASA’s Curiosity Has Taken After 7 Years On Mars
Inside Ciccolella, Italy's Leading Producer of Cut Flowers
Daredevil Photographer Attaches LED To Drone For Hauntingly Beautiful Photos
People of 'Porte St Denis' by Johan Berger
These Action Shots Show Talented Athletes Practicing Yoga Poses In Iconic City Locations
A Ukrainian Photographer Turns Long-Haul Trains Into A Fashion Fantasy In Her New Series