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Diantha States

Author and Artist

Diantha is the author of Wildflowers of Wyoming, a field guide to the wide array of spectacular wildflowers found in Wyoming.


She was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. She received a Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and a Masters degree in Botany from Oregon State University.

She also paints flowers and landscapes in both oil and watercolor. Her paintings feature the wildflowers of Wyoming and also local Wyoming places.  Her botanical and bird art paintings are done in watercolor.

Jack States

Jack is author of Mushrooms and Truffles of the Southwest.

He was born in Laramie Wyoming and raised in a beekeeping family in Saratoga. He received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in botany from the University of Wyoming and worked as a recreation specialist for the U.S. Forest Service and as a seasonal ranger in Grand Teton National park.


After earning a doctorate in botany from the University of Alberta, Jack was a professor of Mycology and Microbial Ecology for twenty-five years at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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