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Anatomy of a Seedling  Every plant in the world, from tiny...

Anatomy of a Seedling 

Every plant in the world, from tiny flowers to towering redwoods, starts as a seedling. Claire discusses the anatomy of a seedling and what it takes for one to survive.

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The Stars of Miles Notch

We only had to hike about a hundred feet along the Miles Notch Trail off Hut Road in Stoneham to discover that this was the perfect choice for a hot day in May. 368 more words


One-fifth of world's plants at risk of extinction: study | The Japan Times

The survey by Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, said 21 percent of species are under threat. The report, the first of its kind, is intended to become a global reference point for the study of plants. 203 more words

Climate Change

Flowering of the Dogwood

Blooming of the dogwood trees is a portentious sign that spring, at long last, is finally here to stay.

The tetrad of creamy white or pink-petaled flowers are not actually flowers at all, but specialized leaves called bracts.   438 more words


Botanizing in May at Grover Hot Springs State Park

Meadow at Grover Hot Springs State Park

In eastern California, the next State Park north of Bodie is Grover Hot Springs. Both are in the  Sierra District of the State Parks system and many park staff have worked both places. 168 more words


Radio Show Links 5-27-16

Here are the links for this week’s show! This week we have stories from across the spectrum. Cephalopods, A possible new fundamental force of nature, and a possible end to animal testing among other stories. 344 more words

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