Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Early life on earth

I think it’s been ever since I read Richard Forte’s book Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind, where I became fascinated with how plants and animals have evolved over time. This article fits into that story well.

The article is entitled “Early life on Earth limited by enzyme” from University College London over at Science Daily. I also find it fascinating how this planet has changed along with them. Makes you wonder how those baby sea turtles have changed too?

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Green Librarian

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Nature in pictures

As someone who has only recently begun to focus on taking pictures of nature and all it holds, I really enjoyed this article entitled “The Magic of the Microscopic World” by Michael D. Lemonick over at Scientific American. As a photographer, I love see the details in nature. Sometimes they are simply amazing.

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Green Librarian

 

Lichen, who knew!?

So in my last post, entitled Nature & dictionaries, I mentioned the Missouri Department of Conservation resource Conservation Connection Newsletter. Well tonight’s post, entitled “I’m Lichen It!“, comes from another of their resources, Xplor magazine for kids. As I also said last time, I know my kids are older now but it’s still a fun magazine to read, as evident by tonight’s article.

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Butterflies

So tonight instead of posting an article, I’m posting a picture of several red admiral butterflies on my sedum plants in the front yard. It seems every year these flowers seem to attract multiple butterflies.

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Quite the gathering. Can’s wait for next years.

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Green Librarian

 

People or sentient beings, it’s all in your perspective

So when I read this article, I was under the impression it was all about plants and animals when in fact, it’s all about people. The salmon people, bear people, oak people, raven people and others.

To get a better understanding of what I’m talking about, check out the article entitled “Why I obsess About the Names of Plants and Animals” by Pepper Trail over at High Country News. It may give you a whole new perspective on nature and the world we live in.

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Green Librarian

Smell of rain

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before and now science has begun to look for the answer. To begin with, check out the article entitled “Why does rain smell?MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.” by  Ali Berman over at the Mother Nature Network. Really it was only a matter of time.

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Bloom and doom

Flowers

Okay, I have to say that the title of this article hits the nail right on the head. The article is entitled “Bloom and doom” by over at the Grist. The scary part is that I’ve seen plants and trees blooming since February!? Something’s just not right but, what could it be? Read and find out.

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Green Librarian