Every spare moment since summer I had been editing the second edition of my wildflower book. And now North Central Texas Wildflowers, Second Edition is finished! The paper book will be available for purchase on Amazon on Monday, December 11, 2023. However the pdf is now available for free.

The second edition has 427 species and 1703 photos. That is 83 additional species and 406 more photos!

Late last night UPS delivered my copies I had ordered from Amazon. So if I have a copy on hand you can purchase directly from me, but only in person. I do not plan to put any in the mail. Yes I am lazy, but I will be happy to sell them to you at my cost. The shipping cost will vary with the size of my order. Or you can order directly from Amazon.
Front cover.

The back cover with Shirley featured! She is certainly missed.
Same format as the first edition. Additional page numbers and species number for your reference in the “Flora of North Central Texas” (FNCT). Also available online.
Another sample page. Of course you can view and download the whole book.

Featuring Shirley on the back cover was a no brainer. She had influenced and mentored so many of us. Thank you Shirley!

And a big thank you to my family for the suggestions and editing assistance!

And of course to my botany friends, thank you!

Hairy Woodpecker Freezes In Place As Cooper’s Hawk Perches Nearby Thanks Judy!

Tree-Top Triumph: Rare Ant Colony Found in North Carolina

Not Science Fiction: New Species of Stalked Puffball Resembles Iconic Sandworms From Dune

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Looking forward to the book. Thanks for honoring Shirley. The pics are the way i remember her. Very sweet lady. I think everyone who knew her loved her.

  2. I’m so excited for you and to get my 2nd Edition. I love my 1st Edition – always my “go-to” for ID and education.

  3. Yahoo, Mary! Congratulations on completing your work! It’s so lovely that Shirley is featured on the back cover too.

  4. Kudos on the book! You definitely need to celebrate. Will be dow loading the digital.
    Fun watching the woodpecker!

  5. Congratulations on edition #2 of North Central Texas Wildflowers! Can’t wait to peruse this book! I am really enjoying my daily dose of Looking Out, too. Thanks for looking and sharing what you find.

  6. Thank you for the thank you – it has been my great honor and pleasure rambling all over with you. I look forward to many more years of the same!

    1. And thank you for all the driving! We definitely have a lot of years to find new and exciting stuff. And it is always fun to share the moments!

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