Alpine Beauty explores the wildflowers and flowering shrubs commonly found in the subalpine and alpine environments in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada. Due to harsh weather conditions, the plants that exist at higher elevations are generally different than those at lower elevations. In this environment, low shrub and herb communities become the rule.
About the author
Neil Jennings is an ardent hiker, photographer, and outdoorsman who loves “getting down in the dirt” pursuing his keen interest in wildflowers. For 22 years he was a co-owner of a fly-fishing retail store in Calgary, and he has fly-fished extensively, in both fresh and saltwater, for decades. His angling pursuits usually lead him to wildflower investigations in a variety of venues. He taught fly-fishing-related courses in Calgary for over 20 years, and his photographs and writings on the subject have appeared in a number of outdoor magazines. Neil has previously written several volumes published by Rocky Mountain Books dealing with wildflowers in western Canada, fly fishing, and hiking venues in southern Alberta. Neil lives in Calgary, Alberta, with Linda, his wife of over 40 years. They spend a lot of time outdoors together chasing fish, flowers, and, as often as possible, grandchildren.
Other titles by Neil L. Jennings
Popular Wildflowers of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island
Popular Wildflowers of the Canadian Prairies
Popular Wildflowers of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies
Popular Wildflowers of South-Central British Columbia
Behind the Counter
Fly-Fishing Tips, Techniques and Shortcuts
Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Southern Alberta and Southeastern BC
Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island
In Plain Sight
Exploring the Natural Wonders of Southern Alberta
Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of the Southern Interior of British Columbia
Wildflowers of the Canadian Prairies