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and gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, an hour-and-a-half train ride to New York City, where she enjoys photographing gardens, flowers, people and food. A former landscape designer, she specializes in nature and real estate photography and blogs about food and gardening. Her work can be found at laurabrandt.zenfolio.com and on Instagram at @laurabrandtphoto.

and Management of Prairies in the Central United States.” He is grateful to live in Aurora, Nebraska, a small town right on the edge of tallgrass and mixedgrass prairie.

Daniel Murphy is

Dr. Karen H. Clary’s

career spans two decades in plant conservation. With a strong commitment to education and public outreach, she regularly gives lectures about botany and native plants and teaches various Wildflower Center educational programs. Karen is former director of the plant conservation program at the Wildflower Center. She retired in 2017.

Chris Helzer is di-

rector of science for

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a writer, collections curator at Idaho Botanical Garden, and founder of Awkward Botany, a weekly science blog. He has a master’s from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he researched green roofs. Daniel specializes in native and waterwise plants. Always one to root for the underdog, he is working on a book about the world’s most hated plant group: weeds.

Sheryl SmithRodgers is a writer,

photographer and Texas Master Naturalist whose work has been published in numerous publications. At her Blanco, Texas, home, Sheryl and her

2019 | Volume 36, No. 1 EDITOR

Amy McCullough DESIGNER

Joanna Wojtkowiak PLANT INFORMATION EDITOR

Joseph Marcus

husband tend a native plant habitat, which she documents via the blog Window on a Texas Wildscape. Using iNaturalist, she has documented over 550 plant and animal species so far in their one-acre yard.

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Lee Clippard

Hallie Rose Taylor’s

work focuses on themes of wilderness and the human spirit. Used as a lens through which to explore the world around her, Taylor strives to translate what she learns through both her outward and inward explorations onto paper. While her work is centered on the natural world, she’s also influenced by traditional symbolism and personal dreams.

Susan J. Tweit is a

plant biologist who began her career studying wildfires, grizzly bear habitat and sagebrush communities before turning to writing. She has written twelve books, including the memoir “Walking Nature Home.” Tweit was featured in “Hometown Habitat,” a film about restoring nature nearby, and is a columnist for Rocky Mountain Gardening magazine and Houzz.com.

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Laura Brandt lives

The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, where he evaluates land management and restoration work. Chris is a frequent contributor to NEBRASKAland magazine, founder of The Prairie Ecologist blog, and author of “The Ecology

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Wildflower Magazine 2019 | Volume 36, No. 1  

Flower-dwelling predators, love letters to native plants, how to bring nature play home, discovering a rare morning-glory, remembering an in...

Wildflower Magazine 2019 | Volume 36, No. 1  

Flower-dwelling predators, love letters to native plants, how to bring nature play home, discovering a rare morning-glory, remembering an in...

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