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Wintergreen Nature Foundation Hosts Release – Flora Of Virginia

[ 0 ] December 9, 2012 | Nelson County Life
Blue Ridge Life™2012 – Photos By BRL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura – Laura Gastinger (Flora Virginia illustrator) holds a copy of the newly released book cataloging plants and thorough descriptions of every tree, shrub fern wildflower, grass and sedge in Virginia. The book premiered this past Sunday – December 9, 2012 during a ceremony at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

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The first completed Flora of Virginia since John Clayton’s work in the 1700′s was officially released this past Sunday – December 9, 2012 during a ceremony at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation in Nelson County. A flora is a reference book that describes the plants of a region and aids in their identification. In this case, all of Virginia.

Doug Coleman (Executive Director) Wintergreen Nature Foundation Executive Director) welcomes everyone to the Flora of Virginia Premiere on 12/09/12.

“This has been a 12 year project and it is the first completed Flora of the Commonwealth since John Clayton’s work in the 1700’s. TWNF and its Science Advisory Committee have been cheer leading and supporting this effort since its inception. It’s a 1,500 page Flora,” said Doug Coleman, Executive Director of TWNF.

Guests attended the Flora of Virginia Premiere on 12/09/12 at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation in NelsonCounty, VA.

Johnny Townsend (Flora of Virginia author co-author) and Laura Gastinger (Flora Virginia illustrator) at the Flora of Virginia Premiere on 12/09/12 at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation in Nelson County, VA

Here’s a link to the Flora Project where you can order the book.

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