This Week’s Book Giveaway

Today is the last day of winter, but it already feels like spring has sprung in Princeton! In celebration of the beautiful weather we’ve had lately, here’s a spring-themed book giveaway:   

Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
by Carol Gracie
With a foreword by Eric Lamont

This exquisitely illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at spring-blooming wildflowers of the Northeast, from old favorites to lesser-known species. Featuring more than 500 full-color photos in a stunning large-sized format, the book delves deep into the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 plant species. The rich narrative covers topics such as the naming of wildflowers; the reasons for taxonomic changes; pollination of flowers and dispersal of seeds; uses by Native Americans; related species in other parts of the world; herbivores, plant pathogens, and pests; medicinal uses; and wildflower references in history, literature, and art. The photos capture the beauty of these plants and also illustrate the concepts discussed in the text.

A book unlike any other, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast combines the latest scientific research with an accessible, entertaining style, making it the ideal volume for readers of all levels of expertise.


-Showcases the Northeast’s most spectacular spring-blooming wildflowers

-Features more than 500 full-color photos

-Covers the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 species

-Combines the latest scientific research with an easy-to-read style

-Offers something new for seasoned botanists as well as armchair naturalists

We invite you to read Chapter 1 here:

The random draw for this book with be Friday 3/23 at 3 pm EST. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook if you haven’t already to be entered to win!


  1. with pictures of so many colorful flowers, this book is a must watch, and must read.

  2. Wonderful! Plant are my other big love besides wild animals. I’m one of those people obsessed with plant taxonomy. I just love inspecting them and guessing where they belong (family and genus). Thanks for sharing!