Thursday, July 28, 2011

There's an app for wildflowers

Yet another reason for me to want an iPhone: Daniel Mathews' Northwest Mountains Wildflowers app. Mathews is the author of the utterly marvelous Cascade-Olympic Natural History: A Trailside Reference (I suppose it's a bit unusual for an author of PNW natural history books to promote someone else's, but I can't help myself--whadda book!)

But back to this new app: it covers over 500 wildflower species found in the Pacific Northwest, with over 800 photos. And since this info is all held in the memory of your iPhone or iPod touch, you don't need cell reception out on the trail to access it.

Someday, oh someday, it shall be mine...


  1. By the way, there's a second edition of Mathew's book, with a different cover than the one shown above.

  2. Now that's an app that makes sense. 

  3. DaveOnFidalgo ...July 28, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    Thanks for the info.  Do you know about iBird Pro, iBird West, etc.?

  4. Ah, more to want.