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A Travelling Botanist: #WorldSoilDay

Guest blog by: Sophie Mogg

I’m taking a break from my travels to celebrate world soil day. World soil day celebrates the importance of soil in our natural environment and contributes enormously to human well-being through providing a place to grow crops and supporting all walks of life. 127 more words


Walking Iron County Park

Walking Iron is actually a Dane County Natural Resource Area and not a State Natural Area. Just outside of Mazomanie, the 288 acre area has been set aside to preserve the prairie land that was part of the original prairie that covered the sandy bottoms area of the Wisconsin River, and the surrounding oak savanna. 317 more words

Flowers .... or Insects?

Looking at the flower head of a Nanobubon capillaceum, one sees only flowers, but photography allows one to look more closely and I was surprised to see no less than 23 insects in this picture – most of them ants.   31 more words


Another long day in the 'Burn'

No less than 12 orchid fanatics set out from Hermanus this morning at 6 o’clock to see what we could find in the burn in Fernkloof.   271 more words


A stroll through the Company's Garden

The day before yesterday (my Thursday) I made a very impromptu decision about my plans for the following day. It was at the back of my mind the entire time as I had an urge to go out but where to? 1,321 more words

Cape Town

The Last Poppy

Right there, on the side of the river that divides Jordan from Palestine.

Right there, barely off the path on which dozens of tourists walked up and down, guzzling water and trying to stay in the shade. 15 more words


Friday Fellow: Indian shot

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Today’s Friday Fellow may not seem to be such an astonishing plant, but it has its peculiarities, some of them quite interesting. 351 more words

Friday Fellow