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Buying, Growing, Reviving: Pōhutukawa

Botanists we have a problem.

Last year, unbeknownst to her, my Mum bought a Pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) aka a New Zealand Christmas Tree. I recognized it immediately as such as it still looked similar to this one between day 1 and month 3. 113 more words


Table Mountain (April 2014)

With the drought in California this past winter, it seemed that spring might come and go with hardly enough moisture for the usual spring wildflower displays. 198 more words


Capitol Reef National Park

Centered around a 100-mile-long (161 km) wrinkle in the earth’s crust, Capitol Reef National Park preserves a region of south-central Utah that harbors beautiful landscapes as well as fascinating geology, cultural features, animals, and plants. 858 more words


The Little Guy

Within a few weeks now Draba, the smallest flower that blooms, will sprinkle every sandy place with small blooms.

He who hopes for spring with upturned eye never sees so small a thing as Draba.

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What's blooming this week?

I’ve always had an unnatural* obsession with blooming phenology of plants (when they flower during the year).  But this year my obsession is especially bad because keeping track of plant phenology is no longer just a hobby…it’s my job!  157 more words

Interesting Interactions

Interview with a Scientist: BIA Fellow, Aurelie Jacquet

 If there is one segment of society that is often misunderstood, it is people who work in science fields. Public perception of scientists tends to lean towards lab coats, crazy hair and beakers full of chemicals, … 934 more words

Environmental Education