Ms. Yeatts is an active field botanist and taxonomist. She has conducted numerous botanical surveys, including an important survey of the Rocky Mountain National Park with KHD herbarium staff. Her current research focuses on the flora of Gateway Natural Area, where she and her husband are volunteer stewards. Her floristic studies and field work have contributed to building the collection with almost 6,000 high quality specimens. In addition to her floristic work, Loraine is an accomplished wildflower photographer with contributions to publications including the recent book by Dan Johnson, “Meet the Natives.” She is also author of “Alpine Flower Finder” with Dr. Janet Wingate. Loraine recently helped describe a new, possibly rare species of Packera, Packera mancosana, with L. Yeatts, B. Schneider, & A. Schneider.