LFCC Professors, Rob and Ann Simpson, Assist in Production of Wildflower App

simpsonsRob and Ann Simpson, Science Professors at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), have added another accomplishment to their growing list, a Falcon Guides app entitled, “Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park.” The two have written numerous books about nature and wildlife, and are avid proponents of preserving and protecting the environment. Both are photographers, and have created many books about our National Parks. One of those books spawned the idea for Falcon Guides to produce an app for individuals interested in the beautiful wildflowers of our area. 

Both are Warren County residents and have collectively taught classes at LFCC for over 60 years. Rob currently teaches Biology and Nature Photography and Ann, Anatomy and Physiology. Ann was a student at LFCC in the mid-seventies and received two degrees in science and education. 

The couple has traveled extensively to areas such as: Galapagos, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Tanzania, Madagascar, and other exotic places to capture some amazing pictures and enjoy the landscape. They are now planning a group trip to Patagonia, South America, where students and others who have an interest in glaciers, leopard seals, pumas, and penguins are invited to attend. 

In the past eight years, the Simpson’s have written and taken all pictures for twelve books that highlight some of the National Parks across the United States. Three of those books (Nature Guides to Rocky Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Parks) have won awards from the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association.   They said, “We have seen breathtaking sunrises, waterfalls, geysers, quiet meadows, and mountain streams; along with battling bull elk joisting over their right to supremacy and whitetail deer giving birth. We hope that our photos and writings will help others come to appreciate, love, and protect nature in a fragile world.”

For more information regarding books, apps, or future trips, contact Professors Ann or Rob Simpson, by telephoning 540-868-7000, or by emailing asimpson@lfcc.edu. To listen to a recently aired radio broadcast of the Simpson’s on The River 95.3 go to: www.lfcc.edu/podcasts

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