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When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

The Botanic Gardens in Wellington have a little exhibit about dinosaurs at their visitors center, aptly called the tree house. My colleagues and I decided to have a little wander  there over lunch one day, as the tree house is only a couple hundred of million years away. 360 more words


Follow the Nectar: Part 2

Earlier this week I wrote about plants at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland which would be pollinated by beetles, geckos and lemurs in their natural habitats. 242 more words

A writer's walk (what, so soon?)

I don’t normally send students out on a writer’s walk so early in their course. But what could we do: another group temporarily inside our (highly desirable) lab and all the Eastern Cape outside, shimmering with 38-degree splendour and a sky of fathomless blue. 520 more words

Botanic Gardens

Follow the Nectar: Part 1

My dad and I were late season visitors to the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland’s Hidden February Blossoms tour at the very end of last month. 701 more words

Mesa Phoenix Marathon 2017 Review and Recap (Marathon 21, State 16 -- Arizona)

What:  The BMO Harris Bank Mesa-Phoenix Marathon, aka The Phoenix Marathon, aka The Mesa-PHX Marathon. (There were approx 17 different hashtags associated with this race at various points — a little bit of an identity crisis, I think.)  (Not to be confused with the Rock ‘N Roll Arizona race, also held in the Phoenix area.) 1,855 more words



In Penang we made sure that we spent a lot of time at the pool and tried to make sure the boys were able to play in between sightseeing so that they enjoyed our time there. 535 more words