DESERT FOOD PLANTS and more—the works of Richard Felger
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Richard near Tastiota
on the coast of Sonora, Mexico, with the rare Tiburon barrel cactus (Ferocactus tiburonensis) and senita (Lophocereus schottii)
RECENT & FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
green ride on the names of plants, letting them roll deliciously in your mouth, remembering from your own history: screwbean, amaranth, jojoba, chia.
—comments by Sharman Apt Russell, author and winner of the 2016 John Burroughs Medal
PLANTS & ANIMALS IN THE YOEME WORLD: Ethnoecology of the Yaquis
of Sonora and Arizona
by Richard Stephen Felger & Felipe Silvestre Molina
Special Publication of the Desert Laboratory,
University of Arizona, Tucson
Forthcoming 2023, est. 550 pp., open access
THE DESERT EDGE: Flora of the Guaymas–Yaqui Region of Sonora, Mexico
by Richard Stephen Felger, Susan Davis Carnahan, &
José Jesús Sánchez-Escalante
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) Press
Forthcoming 2023, est. 900 pp., 2 volumes;
open access and on-demand printed copies
FIELD GUIDE TO TREES OF THE GILA FOREST REGION, New Mexico
by Richard Stephen Felger, James Thomas Verrier,
Kelly Kindscher, & Xavier Raj Herbst Khera
March 2021, University of New Mexico Press, 328 pp.
SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLE — Controls of plant diversity and composition on a desert archipelago.
Wilder, B.T, R.S. Felger, & E. Ezcurra. 2019.
Dark Horses and Little Turtles
and Other Poems from the Anthropocene
by Richard Stephen Felger
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Reader, beware, something in these poems may leap out at you like a big extinct sharp-toothed cat or a trickster god—both of whom prowl this book—or like your own anger and fear about the state of the world, so many humans now and not enough turtles. Don’t worry. There’s plenty of hope here, too, and sex and sly humor. Be prepared to time travel. Settle in, of course, for a
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Remembering Richard Felger: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy,
Pax et Prosopis (Peace and Mesquite)
April 16, 2022 at the University of Arizona Herbarium, Tucson AZ
(see video by Peter Blystone, on the BIO / MEMORIES & TRIBUTES page)
UPCOMING EVENT: 6th Annual Mesquite Milling & Autumn Abundance Festival, Saturday, November 12 (rain date November 19), 2022, at The Commons in Silver City NM
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