About this app

The Botanical Field Guide app provides an easy to follow overview of the most commonly used botanical terms. It enables the user to reference observations and identify specifics such as leaves or flower types. A large number of botanical terms are explained and cross referencing is easy and enjoyable.

The Botanical Field Guide app is based on the popular Botanical Field Guide published by aracariaguides.com, now in its 5th edition.

Buy the Botanical Field Guide

The Botanical Field Guide is available in the Apple App Store.

How to use the Botanical Field Guide

This app offers, in symbol and keyword format, a substantial overview of the plant world.

Plants express life. They sustain the environment and feed humans and animals alike.

For the conscious observer the plant becomes more than the sum of its parts. The plant can be experienced as an unfolding event that moves through the seasons from seed to leaf to flower to fruit and to seed again.

Make this comprehensive Guide your companion wherever you live, city or country. Use it to look for and to check details; to classify, to reference, to compare and to remember keywords for later research.

Very soon your eyes will become more discerning and your discoveries will be a richly satisfying source of inspiration.

Living with, understanding and respecting the omnipresent processes of nature by way of personal, direct observation will help cope with the environmental changes that inevitably lie ahead.

Six easy steps towards a new way of seeing.

1. Look!

Make it a natural habit to look at the plants around you.

2. Full Attention

Give the object of your focus full concentration.

3. Silent Pause

Now let this experience resurface and perhaps speak to you. Something may arise that you have never noticed or experienced before. The great poet and scientist, J W Goethe describes this experience as coming to know the plant's archetype.

4. Reflect and Clarify

Use the Botanical Guide to clarify your observations or to refresh the memory of your observations.

You can relax in the knowledge that all the keywords are readily available for future research.

5. Look Again

This second, informed look may be the deepening of a relationship with the plant. Searching for ONENESS with nature is important because as long as we (as the subject) are separate from nature (as the object), nature and the human being in the world will be at odds with each other and no solution for pressing environmental problems is possible.

6. A New Way of Seeing

Goethe, in his botanical pursuits, came to the realization that it is not just a question of seeing new things. He sought a NEW WAY OF SEEING the familiar things. The Botanical Field Guide has been created with this insight in mind. It provides a resource and reference tool that helps deepen observations and assists in the process of carrying out these observations.

Created by

The Botanical Field Guide was originated by: Stefan Mager, publisher of the aracariaguides.com reference guides.

Software Design & Development: Neville Franks, Soft As It Gets Pty Ltd. Author of Clibu, collect, manage and share information & Surfulater Your off-line Digital Reference Library

Scientific advisor: Associate Professor Dr Geoff Burrows, School of Agricultural & Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

Of Interest

A printed, eight page fold-out version of this guide is available at aracariaguides.com

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