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Needle Felted Pitcher Plants

In between failed projects I’ve been working on a Christmas gift for my mum. She doesn’t read (know?) about this blog so I feel safe sharing it here. 190 more words

Art And Craft

ESA 2015 Tuesday Morning Talks I

The regression results were presented in the talk, though not in the abstract below (which otherwise is very complete). The authors found that as redox potential increases (i.e. 472 more words

Ecology Talks


Ohhh carnivorous plants! Ever since fifth grade I have loved these bizarre and beautiful plants and dreamt of seeing them in the wild. Surprisingly,  one of the world’s carnivorous plant hotspots is southeastern United States, particularly the Florida Panhandle. 956 more words


Summer Sarracenia

Having finally gotten over the pest-induced setbacks from earlier this year (with the help of some Cold-War-era biological warfare chemicals), the pitchers are finally starting to come around. 20 more words


Sonic beacons in the forest

I recently went to see the flowering of a giant, the titan arum. Its Latin name translates a little graphically as the “giant misshapen penis,” after the inflorescence that extends from the centre of the flower reaching up to 3m in height. 597 more words

The Most Gifted of All

When I posted yesterday’s Book of July about Holt Pond, I didn’t give a thought to the fact that I’d be venturing there this morning. My friend, Ursula, had asked me to join her for a pre-hike to check on the orchids in bloom. 469 more words


The Trio / oil

They’re standing in the hot sun on the edge of the pond. The 1st few days I worked on this painting, it was rainy and cloudy, which kept it from getting too hot. 164 more words