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Amazon-Orinoco Link, Venezuela

In the fall 0f 2015, Kathy and I ran close to 400 miles of the Rio Marañon, in Peru. The trip began at an elevation of 6935′, in an arid canyon that cuts along the eastern flank of the Andes, and ended in the rain forest, at an elevation of 1253′. 865 more words

Nature

New 'Plant of the Week' Series

From time to time during my frequent research binges I will stumble upon a plant that really sticks out from all the others, at which point I then compulsively attempt to learn as much about it as I can. 422 more words

Foraging

Addendum: Broom-weed (Malvastrum coromandelianum)

Since my last post I’ve come across an example of broom-weed being used in theft detection charms by North American Conjure practitioners. In her essay “Hoodoo in America” (1931), the American novelist and anthropologist… 282 more words

Anthropology

Ethnobotany

The area I think my exhibition will focus on is Ethnobotany, the relationship between plants and people. I find it fascinating how plants and humans are so interconnected, ‘Trees provide materials for houses; plants provide materials for clothes; and both animals and plants provide us with food. 62 more words

Design

CAROLINA PONYSFOOT (Dichondra carolinensis)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: CAROLINA PONYSFOOT (Dichondra carolinensis)

Perennial Groundcover for moist to wet locations. Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family).  Being cultivated in some states as an alternative to lawn. 156 more words

Florida Native Plant

The tabernanthe

Sometimes you can
see that
big wave
bumping up
in the distance
coming for you

It’s up to you
how you want
to catch it—If… 448 more words

Everything And Nothing

BULLTONGUE ARROWHEAD (Sagittaria lancifolia)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BULLTONGUE ARROWHEAD (Sagittaria lancifolia)

this emergent plant is called Duck potato by some, but this species doesn’t have the beefy potatoe-y corms of some other Sagittaria spp. 72 more words

Florida Native Plant