Nature Manitoba was saddened to hear about the passing of Tom Reaume on August 30th. Tom was a very talented artist and botanist, who worked closely with Nature Manitoba on his wonderful publications.
Tom wrote and illustrated the books "620 Wild Plants of North America" and "Manitoba's Tall Grass Prairie", and created a series of plant profiles called "Wild Plants of Winnipeg" (which are published here).
His latest contribution to NM was just last year when he wrote a small excerpt called "Botanical Education Through Art" for our 100th Anniversary (found here).
Tom was presented with the Ralph Bird Award in 2010 and the write-up from the awards presentation can be accessed here.
Our condolences go out to Tom's friends and family, as well as any Nature Manitoba members who remember him fondly.