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Vinca menace

A beautiful flower, is it not? The vinca genus, commonly known as periwinkle, appears within the first few weeks of steady spring weather and continues to flower longer than most, even into the summer. 396 more words


Chloroplast factories

A wall of
leafy greens –
factories –
sugar super
producers –
oxygen fumes
fueling my lungs.


Discovery of the Day: Miniature Daffodils

Hello, pretty little thing!  A couple years ago, a friend needed to massacre a bunch of grape hyacinth that were taking over her yard and I snatched up about 1,000 of them.   23 more words

And Some Play

Harbinger-of-Spring (Erigenia bulbosa)

The very tiny Harbinger-of-Spring, also known as pepper and salt, is a perennial (some list it as an annual) plant in the carrot family. 80 more words


River Bulrush in Winter

by Carl Strang

Today I have one final winter botany chapter to shake out of the bag. River bulrush has had two years of good growth in the stream corridor marsh at Mayslake Forest Preserve. 87 more words


Faith and Ecology

To continue my series of scientist’s life stories (part 1 here, part 2 here), this week’s post is from Sir Ghillean T Prance… 848 more words

Scientists Of Faith