Blurb from my Nature Blog Network description: “Botanical natural history of north Texas. What’s in flower or otherwise interesting with images and commentary.” Please don’t be disappointed if I occasionally notice and photograph a bryophyte (mosses, liverworts and hornworts all of which do not “flower” like our more familiar vascular plants) or a lichen (not a plant at all but the biological combination of an alga and a fungus).

I am a  plant taxonomist and overall evolutionary biologist by training and interest.

I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX . I regularly teach plant biology and general ecology and am developing courses in field systematic botany and medical botany. I am also the curator of the Hardin-Simmons Herbarium (HSU).

Thanks for visiting!

Rick Hammer


3 responses to “About

  1. Rick, I just found your blog and am bookmarking it, to come back very soon. I want to settle in and read everything you’ve written.

    But, April 2009 is the last post? Surely you haven’t abandoned it? Say it isn’t so!

  2. while perusing the web to research and identify wildflowers i chance upon your website. as the previous sender had stated, i hope you haven’t abandoned your site. or would it be possible for me to email you wildflower pictures for identification (or maybe just comment on my flickr page)?

  3. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I apologize for not doing anything with my blog over the past year. I really have not abandoned it. I’ve just been busy. This spring I have been spending much of my “free” time out at Abilene State Park working on a project to collect, identify, and document the species of plants found in the park. What I will do soon is to post pictures of some of the interesting plant species I have found. I promise!

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