Right now I've ceased distributing "where-to-go" wildflower information. Private property is
being destroyed. Flowers are being trampled. Rude and inconsiderate
I may change my mind before next season, but for the
time being, I no longer wish to participate (however good my intentions)
in what I'm observing and hearing about in wildflower locations throughout California.
I have been providing wildflower "where-to"
information since 1996, making it easier for folks to see glorious
vistas they otherwise wouldn't know about. I am sad to see this come to
It's been a good run. Thank you for having been a part
of it. And thank you to all the incredibly generous people who have
supplied me with wildflower information for more than a decade.
Please walk gently on this earth. Please respect
private property. Please stay on the designated trails. Please do not
trample, walk on, roll around in, picnic on, or wallow about in the
wildflower fields. Your inadvertently inconsiderate actions today affect
years of future wildflower blooms.
March 30, 2010
I want to thank everybody who has sent me an e-mail regarding my
decision. 85% of those writing completely understand — they're sad, but
they understand. 14.5% say they understand but maybe I can use this
Wildflower Hotsheet to help educate those who are visiting the
wildflower locations to act more responsibly. And then 0.5% of the
e-mails want me to bring the Wildflower Hotsheet back RIGHT NOW.
If you'd like to hear my
short interview with National
Public Radio, here's the link:
Click the audio "play" button in the upper left corner.
Thank you, too, for expressing to me how much the
Wildflower Hotsheet has meant to you, introducing you to some pretty
spectacular wildflower scenery. I'm sad, but I am proud of what I've
done over the past 15 years. — April 8, 2010