Ever wonder how many different wildflower species grow on The Flower Mound? Do you know the colorful history, lore and legendary landowners of our Town’s namesake? Can you surmise which First Lady visited The Mound as the honored guest of one of the world’s most famous retailers?
The book, The Flower Mound: A Field Guide to the Grasses and Flowers by Alton Bowman answers these questions. This field guide also provides a review of the area’s geology and ecosystem, local history and detailed descriptions of the grasses and flowers of The Flower Mound.
Organized chronologically by bloom date and flower color, the guide is user-friendly, informative and authoritative reference that features stunning color photographs in its descriptions and illustrations.
The work is the result of over five years of photographic, scientific and historical research by local artist Alton Bowman. Bowman donated his time and effort as his gift to the residents of The Town of Flower Mound. Mr. Bowman is also the Chairman of The Flower Mound Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving one of the last remaining pieces of Denton County’s Black Land Prairie.
The book is available at the Flower Mound Public Library Circulation Desk with a $20 donation to The Flower Mound Foundation. One hundred percent of the book sale proceeds go toward maintaining and preserving the historic site, The Flower Mound.
This field guide is a great holiday gift for friends, neighbors, gardeners or anyone that wants to learn more about the site’s history or the amazing and diverse wildflowers found on The Mound.
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