Wildflower Identification from a Speeding Car

A blur can contain and provide detailed, discriminable information. One need not stop and smell the flowers to recognize which flowers are zipping across one’s field of vision. This book helps decipher the bits of light: A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed, Chris Helzer, Prairieecologist.com, 2019.

The author explains:

“What good is a field guide that relies upon the characteristics of tiny hairs or even minute differences in leaf or petal shape when a flower is seen from a car traveling 70 miles per hour? The world desperately needs a guide that illustrates and identifies characteristics of wildflowers as most people actually experience them.  This is that guide.”

(Thanks to Lieven Scheire for bringing this to our attention.)