The University of North Carolina Herbarium has
catalogued approximately 35 specimens collected by Jim Conrad. As databasing
of NCU's collection continues additional specimens collected by Conrad will
be found and catalogued. All specimens found to date were collected in
photo by Eric Chaffee 2012
Conrad holds a B.S. in Biology & Geology
and an M.S. in Botany. Many of the specimens
in NCU’s collection date from his work at Missouri Botanical Garden (ca.
1970) on a project with Dr. William Meijer.
According to his website (http://www.backyardnature.net/j/jim.htm ), Jim Conrad “lives an experimental life, one in
which he explores the possibilities of living an enriched existence in which
he can contribute to society, but also live a life that is simple, very
inexpensive, and relatively easy on the environment.”
Conrad, Jim (1996) Discover Nature in the Garden: Things to Know and Things to Do (Discover
Nature Series). Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.
Conrad, Jim (1995) Mexico:
A Hiker’s Guide to Mexico’s Natural History. Seattle:
Conrad, Jim (1992) The Maya Road. Chalfont St. Peter, United
Kingdom: Bradt. (in the United States, published in Edison,